These snakes aren't on a plane, they're much closer
IT'S enough to send chills down Samuel L Jackson's spine.
Forget snakes on a plane, this is snakes in a pool!
The pre-Christmas heatwave is being felt by plenty, even those with forked tongues, who aren't immune to the lures of taking a dip to cool off.
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 catcher Max was called to a Coolum home on Sunday afternoon to grab a common tree snake after it indulged in a late afternoon laze poolside.
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 manager Lockie Gilding said it was "pretty common" to see snakes hanging by the pool - they represent great food sources with lizards, frogs and more attracted to the water - meaning snakes are drawn into pool areas.
"We definitely get quite a few snakes out of pool filters," Mr Gilding said.
He reminded people to be careful when checking pool filters, as they were often a popular hangout for snakes looking for a rest after a swim.
While most of us may prefer a float on a pool toy or a cool drink as we laze about the shallow end, snakes tend to seek refuge in pool filters as it gives them a chance to catch their breath.
Mr Gilding said he'd had two yellow-faced whip snakes (venomous) and a couple of blind snakes (non-venomous) in pool filters recently, while every now and then he said a brown snake may pop up in a backyard pool.
While some rain over the past few days had made for a few quiet days, he was expecting to be much busier in a couple of days when the hot weather returns and the snakes become active once again.
Luckily, if your pool is clean, a snake shouldn't be too hard to spot, but spare a thought for a Buderim family earlier this week who may have been in for a nasty surprise if they'd started raking up the leaves without looking.
A coastal carpet python incubating its eggs outside the front door of the home was almost invisible to the naked eye, but luckily, the snake catchers were able to come and relocate the python, the sixth clutch of eggs the team had been called to in a week, signalling to Mr Gilding a very active breeding season for Coast snakes.
Good luck spotting it, we struggled, can you?