Motorists stop to remove a snake from Landsborough Maleny Road
Motorists stop to remove a snake from Landsborough Maleny Road Contributed

Roadway reptile stops traffic, lives to tell the tale

DID you hear the one about the snake that crossed the road?

Well thanks to a couple of conscientious motorists, it made it to the other side.

A large snake stopped traffic on a main hinterland arterial road near Gardners Falls at Maleny on Sunday afternoon.

What would you do if you encountered a monster python on the road?

This poll ended on 27 September 2018.

Current Results

I'd help it, they're beautiful animals

66%

I'd stop, but no way I'm going near it

33%

Burn rubber in the opposite direction

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Photos posted to social media showed that rather than driving on, a couple of motorists stopped, got out of their car and used big sticks to coax the reptile from Landsborough Maleny Road.

Traffic queued behind them but their efforts earned praise in some comments.

"Terrific thing- kind people are wonderful, well done," one commenter wrote.


Police clamp down on Easter holiday outings

premium_icon Police clamp down on Easter holiday outings

Officers to hand out on-the-spot fines to anyone being ‘reckless and in blatant...

Mining giant orders high-risk workers off Qld sites

premium_icon Mining giant orders high-risk workers off Qld sites

It’s understood the move has affected thousands of workers.

‘Nurses under threat’: Testers lack protective gear

premium_icon ‘Nurses under threat’: Testers lack protective gear

Nurses under protected in COVID-19 pandemic: claim