On Sunday a man was filmed playing with his pet carpet python at a packed Gold Coast creek.
He had a VB beer in one had and was throwing the snake around in the water, scaring locals. It was filmed by Indy Davies at Tallebudgera Creek, take a look.
“This fellow walked down with a snake wrapped around shoulders and a VB tallie in hand. He was drinking his beer and talking to everyone and himself,” Mr Davies said.
“He got into the water and picked the snake up and chucked it in.
“Everyone split from the beach, kids were screaming, lots of parents screaming ‘Get out of the water! He has a snake!’.”
“He continued to chuck this snake and the snake came swimming back to him like a game all the while he was drinking his beer,” he said.
“I was thinking this is the coolest thing I have ever seen.”
After about 20 minutes the two took a shower and headed home.
“The snake was really tame, it definitely seemed like he loved the snake,” Mr Davies said.
But Tony Harrison, a snake handler from Reptile Relocation and Awareness said it was “absolutely friggen (sic) cruel.”
He said he would “put money” on the python being caught from the wild rather than being captive.
“One way to know is that the snake’s body is skinny compared to the size of its head, usually if they are captive bred snakes they are fatter because they are well fed,” he said.
Also if it was a pet snake it would have been illegal to take it outside.
“They are nocturnal animals, it would be panicked and scared,” he said.
We know one thing for sure, this would only happen in Australia!
Source: Brisbane Times