That’s a big snake
Python strikes at toddler through glass, terrifies mum
A NAMBOUR woman says she’s ready to pack up and leave her home after two visits from different snakes in two weeks.
Mother-of-two Megan Manley has had to face her biggest fears twice this month, with a visit from a one metre keel-back snake two weeks ago and a two-metre python last week.
Mrs Manley was at home with her two-year-old son Sam when she noticed her border collie cross acting strange, inside looking out through the screen door.
“I was about to leave the house to pick up my eldest son from school when I saw my dog up on his haunches, with his hair standing up looking outside,” she said.
“And I just thought ‘oh no, what is he staring at?’.”
She realised she was looking at a massive two-metre python at the screen of her door, the same screen she had fixed just hours ago after her dog busted a hole in it.
“It was horrific – I am petrified of snakes.”
Mrs Manley had a visit from the keel-back the week before, but knew it wasn’t the owner of the snakeskin found six weeks earlier, almost bigger than her son.
“We knew there was a python hanging around when my son found that skin, but thought it had moved along,” she said.
Mrs Manley lives at an estate that backs out onto a grassy reserve.
She said parts of the reserve were overgrown and needed mowing however, had no luck with Sunshine Coast Council.
“We have contacted the council a few times but are told that there are snakes everywhere at the moment, and that the overgrown area could be home to an eco-system,” she said.
The Sunshine Coast Daily is waiting from a response from the council.
Mrs Manley’s husband works away, but luckily her neighbours came to her aid both times, and a snake catcher came to collect the python.
SNAKES ALIVE: Nambour mother-of-two Megan Manley barricaded herself inside her home. RIGHT: A clearer shot of the 2-metre python.