Queenslanders share their sunshine state with some massive pythons, but one woman got the fright of her life finding a particularly "thick" snake coiled where she least expected.
The snake's catcher Rob Johnston told ACM the Brisbane resident had gone to fetch her pail of water, and found the submerged python on March 21.
"I was surprised how big it was, it was over two metres long," he said.
Mr Johnston said pythons in the area can grow to around three metres long, but this snake was thicker than most he had seen.
"I couldn't get my hand all the way around it, it's basically a big muscle," he said.
Mr Johnston said he likes to see these types of pythons because they're "such impressive creatures".
Pythons, like the one found in the Corinda backyard, are not venomous but their teeth can still do damage, Mr Johnston said.
"They've got about 80 to 100 needle sharp teeth in there and they're not afraid to use them," he said.
"People tend to forget that non-venomous snake are still dangerous," he said.
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But pythons like to keep the peace, Mr Johnston said.
"As long as you keep a metre or two back from them, they generally let you observe them," he said.
Households with small children and pets should organise to have a snake catcher remove any threats, but pythons will typically keep to themselves, he said.