Carpet Pythons Found 'Snuggled Up' Behind Microwave at Queensland Home

A Queensland snake catcher removed a pair of carpet pythons found canoodling behind the microwave in the kitchen of a Sunshine Coast home.

Stuart McKenzie from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 posted video to Facebook on November 3 showing him carefully removing and separating the snakes, who he said were mating.

“We arrived at a home in Buderim where two decent sized carpet pythons had come into a lady’s kitchen through an open window and decided to snuggle up behind the microwave,” McKenzie wrote in the post.

“We were able to get there very quickly and relocate the two love birds back out into the bush where they belong,” he added. Credit: Stuart McKenzie via Storyful

Video transcript

STUART MCKENZIE: Now, I don't know if I heard the homeowner correctly. But apparently, they've got two pythons behind the microwave in the kitchen. [LAUGHS]

The places snakes get to. Good day. How are you?

- Hello. They're a lot bigger [INAUDIBLE].

STUART MCKENZIE: Is it true they're in the kitchen? My goodness, oh, no.

- I went out. And I thought, somebody's moved the microwave. And then I [INAUDIBLE]. And then I rang John next door.


- He said, there's two.

STUART MCKENZIE: Wow, two behind the microwave.


STUART MCKENZIE: [LAUGHS] Yeah, right. So is that how [? they're ?] going to come in, like through the window?

- Through the little window. Stuart, is it?

STUART MCKENZIE: Yeah, mate, how are you?

- I'm John [INAUDIBLE].

- Oh, good day. Nice to meet you.

STUART MCKENZIE: That's insane.

- No, it's more than--

STUART MCKENZIE: We're just right here at home in Buderim. Now, we get a lot of pythons at homes in Buderim. But, as you can see, this is probably one of the last places you'd expect. So there's actually two pythons. It looks like a male and a female snuggled in behind the microwave.

So you can see this little door that's ajar. There's like a rooftop out there, as well. So the snakes might have been basking in the sun. And they've come on in for a bit of hanky panky behind the microwave in the-- in the kitchen. So we're going to get them out. All right. Put that there.

- Do I need to stand on a chair?

STUART MCKENZIE: No, you're all right there. That's all good. Come here, bud. I don't want to lose the other one, either. It's all right. I'll get yous together. [LAUGHS] How's that?

- That is nuts.

STUART MCKENZIE: Two snakes in a kitchen. I've just interrupted coitus. So--


STUART MCKENZIE: --the last thing we need is-- I'm sure if someone got interrupted, they'd be pretty unhappy about it. All right. Let's see if we can get two in there. Oh, that one is going on the--

- Would they be juveniles or are they--

STUART MCKENZIE: Just stay still there for a second.

- They're old enough.

- Yeah.

STUART MCKENZIE: Now, these guys are adults. They certainly get bigger than this.

- Yeah.

STUART MCKENZIE: But, yeah, they're are decent size-- obviously, big enough to be sexually mature and that sort of thing. So there you go. Hey, not every day that happens.