Snake catcher shows off MAMMOTH python he took out of a bin right next to a petrol pump at a service station
- A carpet python slithered through a bin next to a petrol pump at a service station
- Snake catcher Bryce Lockett was called to the Gold Coast pump on December 5
- He posed with the massive python before releasing him ‘into nearby bushland’
- Carpet pythons are non-venomous to humans but can cause puncture wounds
An experienced snake catcher has showed off a massive python he pulled from a fuel pump bin.
Bryce Lockett, from Snake Catchers Brisbane and Gold Cost, was called out to the Gold Coast petrol station by terrified staff on December 5.
Staff members spotted the coastal carpet python slithering around on the ground before popping his head out of the bin and terrifying customers.
‘I got a call from a woman working at the petrol station who said she noticed the snake earlier in the evening,’ Mr Lockett explained.
Experienced snake catcher Bryce Lockett was called to a Gold Coast petrol station on December 5 to pull a massive carpet python (pictured) from a bin near the fuel pump
Mr Lockett (pictured with the python) said petrol station staff members had noticed the python slithering around before popping his head out of the bin and terrifying customers
‘She had some snake knowledge and knew it was a python. She closed off the pump and called her manager, who then called us for help.’
Mr Lockett said the python ‘was poking his head out and looking around’.
‘I found it quite funny, but there is nothing I haven’t seen before,’ he explained.
‘Luckily he was quite relaxed so he came out of the bin without any issues.
Mr Lockett posed with the monster snake before releasing him ‘into nearby bushland.’
The heart-stopping snaps have since gone viral on social media, racking up thousands of likes, shares and comments from people around the world.
Mr Lockett posed with the monster snake before releasing him ‘to nearby bushland’
Social media users were shocked by the ‘bowser snake’ and observed ‘the snakes come out of anywhere in Australia’.
‘Never using the bin at a servo again,’ one frightened commenter said.
‘I don’t need fuel anymore, all of a sudden the tank is full,’ another added.
‘Glad to see they’re finally implementing bowser attendants again,’ one user joked.
Carpet pythons can grow up to 3.6 metres long and live almost everywhere in Australia except Tasmania.
However sightings have become more frequent in the warmer months.
While they are non-venomous to humans, a bite can still cause damage such as deep puncture wounds.
In September, a 1.2metre tiger snake curled out from under a motorist’s car and latched onto the petrol bowser at Coles Express in Nunawading in Melbourne