Kicker – Snake tryst collapses ceiling

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: An Australian man was shocked this week when he returned home to find that the ceiling over his kitchen had collapsed.

Even more surprising was what caused the collapse. 

When David Tait returned to his house in Queensland on Monday, he found a large chunk of his ceiling lying on his kitchen table. 

And there was another surprise waiting in his bedroom: two 100-pound carpet pythons slithering around a knocked-over lamp. The snakes apparently fell through the ceiling before roaming into the next room. 

Snake catcher Steven Brown came out to remove the snakes. He said the two male pythons were likely fighting over a mate. 

Brown returned the two intruders to the wild, but the suspected third snake hasn’t been found.

Talk about a love triangle!

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(Steven Brown/Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation via AP) In this photo provided by Steven Brown, a snake slithers out the door of a home at Laceys Creek, Australia, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. 

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