Queensland resident finds massive 40kg scrub python in home
A VIDEO of a massive scrub python found inside a Far North home has gone viral.
Mission Beach resident Lea-Ann Kennedy made the startling discovery in her home at 4.30am on Friday.
Weighing about 40kg and about 5.5 metres in length, the snake has caught the attention of people all over the world.
Friend Megan Prouse filmed the removal efforts of the reptile, posting the five-minute video to Facebook along with several photos.
The video has now has almost four million views and has been shared 52,000 times.
"I just thought my friends and family would see it," Ms Prouse told the Cairns Post.
"It was a bit of the shock, but (the python) was so beautiful.
"None of us had seen anything that big, it was just amazing and she was in such beautiful condition, her skin and scales."
Due to the size of the python, local snake catcher Charlie Bear was called in to help relocate it. Ms Kennedy's nephew Tom Geary also assisted.
"The strength of a scrubby this size is immense," Ms Bear said.
"Since the catch I have been in so much pain to the point I'm not sure I could do that again."
The viral video has also coped some backlash, with some people commenting on the way the reptile was retrieved.
But Ms Bear reassured onlookers that "the scrubby was not abused".
"Four grown man would have struggled doing what two of us did," she said.
"It was a successful catch and release.
"The effort of all involved was impressive and I thank you.
"The scrubby was released on a lot of acreage where humans won't bother it.
Scrub python's are a non-venomous species and are commonly found in the Far North.