Richie Gilbert forgot to tell his wife Nat this snake was lost in their car.
Richie Gilbert forgot to tell his wife Nat this snake was lost in their car. Richie Gilbert

Husband forgets to tell wife about lost snake in family car

A SUNSHINE Coast snake catcher found himself in the dog house after he lost a 1.5m snake in his car and forgot to tell his wife about it.   

Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher's Richie Gilbert said the python had escaped from a bag in the car.

It had been missing for three days before his wife got a surprise behind the wheel.   

Mr Gilbert said in a post on Facebook that his wife Nat was about to drive home from a night out when she opened the door and there was a large snake coming out from underneath the steering wheel in the dashboard.   

Despite Mr Gilbert's love of snakes, it seems Nat was not so happy to see the slithering beast.

She refused to drive the car home, instead demanding her husband get out of bed and rescue her.   

"It went back up the dash and she refused to drive the car home, no amount of me trying to convince her would change her mind."   (We don't blame you Nat, we wouldn't either.)   

But the snake's road trip didn't end there as it disappeared back into the dash.  

"Note to self: Next time I have a 1.5m snake loose in my car, don't let my wife drive it," Mr Gilbert.  

Fortunately it eventually came out and Mr Gilbert was able to use his snake catching skills to put his wife at ease.  

Speaking with the couple this morning, the pair assured they were still very much in love, even if Richie had a lot of making up to do. 

If you need a snake catcher, you can call Mr Gilbert on 0409 536 000


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