Snake grab

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

POOL Mekan­ics, who ser­vice pools in the Port Dou­glas area, got a sur­prise when they were called to a res­i­dence in Port Dou­glas af­ter the owner dis­cov­ered a spe­cial vis­i­tor on their premises.

Ian Nash and a col­league at­tended to the is­sue, al­though not a nor­mal part of their day to day rou­tine ser­vic­ing pools, and found a 9-foot python re­lax­ing in the pool shed.

They con­structed a de­vice to catch the snake, which turned out to be an amethys­tine python.

Once caught, it was taken to a lo­cal wildlife park but the news there ws that it could not ac­com­mo­date the rep­tile.

The python was safely re­leased into bush­land out­side Craiglie, af­ter a ner­vous trip in the car for the fel­low hold­ing the snake.

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