The unseasonal hot weather in Queensland this winter has brought the snakes out early — this photo was taken on 4 August!
We spotted this carpet python in the grass near some children’s play equipment at our local park in Brisbane. By my guess the carpet snake was around 2 metres long. The snake was a little slow as it was not really warm enough for it to have come out of hybernation.
We took a couple of photographs and left the snake alone. The snake eventually slithered off into the bushes and did not worry anyone.