When Your Barbecue Has More Ssssizzle to It: Check Under the Lid Carefully

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In Texas, we know that snakes can find almost anywhere to curl up in. They’re like reptilian contortionists. Seriously. So when one couple heard a bit of noise coming from their barbecue, they played it safe and opened the lid using a piece of lumber, and some distance… And their susssspicions were correct. A snake was fully curled up on their gas grill.

It’s not something you want to hear, much less see, because in Australia (where this family is situated) 21 out of 25 of the world’s most venomous snakes can be found, and you don’t want to surprise one of them. This family from the Gold Coast was about to make dinner and found, instead, what looks to be an Irian Jaya Carpet python taking a nap in their grill. And after doing the humane thing and setting the snake free safely, Richard and Tanya Erwin told the press they found it slithering towards their chicken coop.

What lurks in and around your house you may often never see nor hear, but thankfully in this instance, the couple knew what they were up against. The warmer weather has brought about some disturbing snake encounters in Australia over the past month, and similar to our Texas conditions, everyone needs to be more vigilant. Although snakes are simply out to survive, they can often do so in places that are a lot less convenient to their human neighbors, often resulting in bodily harm, and sometimes death. Thankfully all’s well that ends well in this example.


Daily Mail