Snake catcher captures a carpet python hiding in a Brisbane yard as many struggle to spot it online


Can you spot the snake? Family finds carpet python lurking in their backyard – and it’s VERY well camouflaged

  • Brandon Wilkinson was called to a home in Brisbane on Thursday to catch snake
  • Snake was visible by the garden at first when he arrived but it later snuck away
  • Snake catcher shared an image online and asked his followers to spot the snake
  • While some saw the snake’s hiding spot in picture, many were left stumped 


A Queensland snake catcher has shared images of a coastal carpet python a family found lurking in their backyard – but many were left trying to spot the sneaky serpent.

Brandon Wilkinson of Snake Catchers Brisbane and Gold Coast, was called to a home in Brisbane’s north-western suburb of The Gap on Thursday to catch the juvenile snake.

While the snake was visible by the garden when Mr Wilkinson first arrived, the slippery serpent quickly snuck away and hid.

The snake catcher captured an image of the snake hidden away inside the garden on Facebook to see if any of his followers could spot it.

Brandon Wilkinson of Snake Catchers Brisbane and Gold Coast posted an image of a snake found lurking in a Brisbane garden – but many struggled to spot the sneaky serpent

Many people’s eyes were drawn to the hose at the back of the garden or thought the serpent was inside the black pot or mesh hanging on the fence.

However, the snake was actually hiding by a branch amongst a bunch of pink and yellow flowers.

Mr Wilkinson said the hiding coastal python was more visible for him in the image whenever he looked at it as he had seen it disappear, but he predicted that some people would be able to spot it easily too.

Many of the snake catcher's followers had their eyes focused on different areas of the garden, but the snake was actually hiding by a branch amongst a bunch of pink and yellow flowers

Many of the snake catcher’s followers had their eyes focused on different areas of the garden, but the snake was actually hiding by a branch amongst a bunch of pink and yellow flowers

‘I expected a few people to get it straight away, which they sort of did, but I thought I’d let it drag on a little bit. So everyone can sort of get involved as well and have a bit of fun,’ Mr Wilkinson told Yahoo News Australia.

The snake catcher said that most of the calls he receives from worried residents are for carpet pythons that have been spotted at their household. 

The python hiding away in the garden was believed to be one or two years old and had sustained some minor injuries.

Mr Wilkinson said the python hiding away in the garden was believed to be one or two years old and had sustained some minor injuries

Mr Wilkinson said the python hiding away in the garden was believed to be one or two years old and had sustained some minor injuries

‘… he actually had a few little injuries from the birds sweeping at him,’ Mr Wilkinson said.

He added that catching the snake was an easy task as he walked over to it, quickly grabbed it, and placed it inside a bag.

The serpent was later taken to a vet so its injuries could be looked at.

Mr Wilkinson said residents should take care of their gardens and keep it well-maintained to ensure the sneaky serpents can’t hideaway.

Snakes will most likely travel through a backyard if there are enough areas for them to hide.

The snake-catcher also said that female snakes would have eggs to lay as the end of the breeding season nears.

Mr Wilkinson said that most of the calls he receives are for carpet pythons and that residents should take care of their gardens to ensure the sneaky serpents can’t hideaway (stock image)

Mr Wilkinson said that most of the calls he receives are for carpet pythons and that residents should take care of their gardens to ensure the sneaky serpents can’t hideaway (stock image)

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