Two giant pythons crashed through the ceiling of a house while mating on the roof.
The owners of the house, who reside in Cairns, Australia, were horrified to watch the giant snakes tumbling down from the roof while still intertwined.
They called local snake catchers to help them remove the breeding pair, Daily Mail Australia reports.
The mating pythons had managed to hide under the roof of the couple’s house in Australia’s Cairns, but they soon caused a crack in the ceiling due to their energetic activity, much to the horror of the family living inside.
Snake catchers Matt Hagan and Jason Legg were called to remove the pythons.
When they arrived, they discovered two scrub pythons, with a combined weight of about 40kg, while each is five-metre long.
Said the snake catchers, “A Whiterock couple were shocked to see their ceiling flex and crack under the weight of these 4-5m Amethystine pythons, also referred to as scrub pythons.
“Extracting this dynamic duo was no easy feat and ultimately resulted in the ceiling giving way as these snakes made a particularly dramatic entry into the office!”
They warned residents that now is the time of the year for ceiling spaces around Cairns to come alive at night with the sound of scrub pythons as they form breeding aggregations.
“If you are lucky enough to host a scrub python party in your roof space this breeding season (end of July to late September), it can get pretty wild as males fight each other to impress females,” the snake catchers wrote on their Facebook wall.
“Occasionally, these interactions can result in strange smells wafting through different rooms, and even structural damage to your house in the form or ceiling stains or cracks,” they added.