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Yikes! Snake crawls into bed with Coast man and bites him

Photo posted by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 Facebook
Photo posted by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 Facebook

A LANDSBOROUGH man would've gotten the fright of his life when he crawled into bed and found a snake waiting for him.   

According to Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Ritchie Gilbert, 22-year-old Josh McCullum turned off the light to his bedroom and jumped into his bed.   

As he settled in to bed he was bitten on the hand by something.   

He yelled out to his parents and his mum came in and found the snake in his bed.   

About 1am Richie got the call for help.   

"I was called and came out to find this beautiful spotted python," he said.   

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  "They are native to this area but rarely seen on the Sunshine Coast."  

As for Mr McCullum, he was fine enduring only a small bite mark.   

In a post on Facebook Richie said the spotted python was popular in the pet trade as they are non venomous and only grow to a maximum of 1.2m.  

"It's hard to tell when we come across these ones if they are in fact wild or escaped pets but given they are native to this area this one has been released back into the wild not too far from where it was caught," he said. 

  If you need the help of a snake catcher visit www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastSnakeCatchers.

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