Title: Massive 16-Foot Snake’s “Python Parkour” on an Australian Family’s Roof Goes Viral
In a heart-stopping moment caught on camera, a massive 16-foot snake was seen slithering over the roof of a family’s house in an undisclosed location in Queensland, Australia. The incredible footage has taken social media by storm, amassing over 12 million views on TikTok within days.
The video captures the snake, identified as a carpet python, skillfully maneuvering from the roof onto a nearby tree. The sighting left bystanders – who happened to be enjoying their lunch at the time – awestruck. Viewers online dubbed the snake’s agile moves as “python parkour” and applauded its natural grace.
Amidst the astonishment, some Australian locals were startled by the unexpected presence of the enormous reptile. A woman, quite taken by surprise, couldn’t help but exclaim, “oh f–king s–t.” The snake, seemingly unperturbed, peeked its head out of the tree, gazing curiously at the onlookers.
Worries about the snake potentially interrupting the family’s meal were not left unvoiced. Concerned viewers joked about the snake causing the family’s quiche to turn cold. The video concludes with the snake defying gravity, slithering effortlessly from tree to tree, astonishingly never losing its balance.
Snake experts were quick to chime in, explaining that carpet pythons are known for their ability to climb trees due to their evenly distributed muscles. In their natural habitat, these snakes are often seen basking in the sun or on the hunt. While carpet pythons are generally harmless to humans, they can bite if they feel threatened.
This sighting joins a series of recent snake encounters inside Australian homes. Just weeks ago, a snake was found perched on top of a shower’s heat lamp, leading experts to speculate about the reasons for such intrusions.
The viral video not only captures the sheer jaw-dropping agility of the carpet python but also serves as a reminder of the diverse and sometimes surprising wildlife encounters one can have in the Australian outback.
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