‘Caravan belongs to snake now’ after massive python slithers up campers’ door

A massive snake appeared to be slithering its way inside a caravan during a couple's stay in the wilderness.

Social media users were shocked to see a snap of a carpet python measuring around six-and-a-half feet long, wrap itself around the door of a mobile home.

Stephen and Angela shared the photo of their frightening and unusual pet which they brought with them on holiday to Mackay in North Queensland, Australia.

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However what the couple failed to mention to members of an Australian camping Facebook group, was that the reptile belonged to them and went by the name Ziggy.

To the uninitiated it appeared to be yet another advert to avoid venturing too far from civilisation Down Under as few other places boast such an abundance of threatening wildlife.

Ziggy can be seen clinging to the caravan's door and even going through the handle as he made his way up to the top.

Carpet pythons can reach a staggering 13feet and tend to hunt their prey under the cloak of darkness when they will ambush and crush victims to death.

Following the couple's initial post, the photo of Ziggy went viral online, scaring and fascinating social media users in equal measure.

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One Queensland woman commented: "That caravan belongs to the snake now."

"A pretty good reason to just leave the caravan there and fly home," another man said.

"Welcome to camping in Australia," a second said.

Despite their fearsome size, carpet snakes are not venomous to humans.

A third wrote: "Odd seeing so much fear on a camping page though. I mean come on, if you are precious about snakes maybe camping isn't for you?"

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Stephen eventually revealed Ziggy was his and he loves to feast on rats.

Someone said: "What a beautiful security system."

"Beautiful snake," another man agreed.


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