When electrician Brydie Maro retrieved a python from beneath a customer’s house on Monday afternoon, the snake was sporting an expanded stomach.
Unfortunately for her Queensland-based customer, the lump was the outline of the family cat which the female scrub python had swallowed shortly before.
In the video posted on Facebook, Brydie is seen confidently and calming taking the eight-kilogram snake and removing it from under the house in Mossman, Far North Queensland. Despite living in a tropical region, Brydie, who had previously worked as a wildlife handler for 15 years, said she was shocked when she saw the size of the snake.
‘It’s a big snake, we’ve got to be pretty careful with this one,’ she is heard saying in the video.
After she slid under the stilted house, Brydie seemed fearless as she quickly grabbed the python by the neck and seamlessly removed it from its spot. As fast as she captured it, Brydie decided to release the snake back into the bush after leaving the property.
‘I am going to have to put this thing in my toolbox I think, I don’t think I have a bag big enough,’ she said.
In response, the customer jokingly reminded her to not forget the whereabouts of the snake after she left.
‘Don’t forgot it’s in your toolbox,’ the customer is heard saying.
As she put the reptile in the back compartment of her work truck, Brydie remembered her next assignment for the afternoon.
‘Now I’ve got to go pick up my little girl from gymnastics,’ she said, before driving off with the surprising extra passenger.