Picture the scene - there I was enjoying a quiet moment on a Sunday morning...
Two sets of muffins were cooling, the roast beef was prepared ready to go into the oven, Sibs and her cousin were on their way to the park so that I could prepare lunch before we all head off to watch the Queensland Reds this afternoon at Suncorp Stadium.
The house was quiet for about 30 seconds when Sibs burst through the door -
"Quick, you have to get the camera there's a ginormous python outside!!"
They had got as far as the bottom of the driveway, when they spotted this...
It puts the only other little whip snake that I have ever seen to shame! THIS was a snake!
It was sunning itself on the roof of next doors garage. Too close, way too close to my house!
I suppose it could have been worse...it could have been sunning itself on my garage!
I know that carpet pythons are supposed to be quite common
but somehow I didn't apply that knowledge to me and my home.
I didn't think about the fact too much...
About ten minutes after it was first spotted there was an almighty racket of noise from the birds.
When I went to investigate about half a dozen noisy miners were hovering and swooping around the snake.
It curled itself up and then slithered away into the roof space to escape.
And that was the end of the 'excitement' for the morning.