A pair of fighting snakes fell through a bedroom ceiling—and the internet is just over for the day.
The scene: a home in Brisbane, Australia.
The time: Sunday night.
The players: two male coastal carpet pythons, some unsuspecting residents, and a local snake catcher named Lana Field.
The two snakes were fighting in the house’s air ducts when they suddenly fell through a vent in the bedroom ceiling. They continued their combat on the floor of the room, which is where the residents of the Kenmore Hills property found them when they arrived home that night around 6:30 pm.
The snake catcher filmed a video of the scene and posted to Facebook Live.
You can watch the video here via an Australian news outlet.
Or check out the story on Twitter:
— LADbible (@ladbible) September 11, 2018
Commenters reacted with grace:
Time to burn house down
— Melissa (@mel456545) September 11, 2018
— alexis (@the_1_Lexi_D) September 11, 2018
— Sarah Mc (@SarahMc91712218) September 11, 2018
— Financial literacy is the new black (@billion_airez) September 11, 2018
— General Brandon (@Whittonbm) September 11, 2018
Was it like the scene in pulp fiction where they end up in the rapist shop. pic.twitter.com/BFuXJmsGgb
— PRABS-MUFC (@PrabZbushido) September 11, 2018
— Lisa Bollington (@labollo) September 11, 2018
According to the snake catcher in the video, “People often mistake this as mating but it is combat.”
They wrap around each other wrestling, to compete to see who is strongest … and they can go on for hours like this until one is exhausted.
I think they’re effing not fighting
— HOBIE (@hobiefc) September 11, 2018
Of course, to some people, falling snakes are no biggie:
Eh, they are just carpet pythons, not venomous. New pets?
— Jenna Villegas (@Dagger_32) September 11, 2018
Field explained in the video that snakes often fight because a female is in the area. For the sake of the Brisbane residents, let’s hope they got that hole fixed before they went to bed that night.