“But this one was probably spooked when the neon lights got flicked on. It was upset and was ready to go to bed.”
While it only took the Cairns snake catcher five minutes to capture the ‘cranky’ snake, it would’ve surely given staff and shoppers a nasty fright.
Matt says he’s also been busy relocating snakes he’s found in gyms, houses and schools.
“Wet conditions in Cairns have resulted in many snakes seeking a reprieve from the weather in dryer areas in and around buildings, homes and shops,” Mr Hagan wrote on Facebook.
Moral of the story for northern Queenslanders? Check your trolley before you start ssssssshopping!
Main image: Facebook/Cairns Snake Catcher