TWO women in Queensland have been woken by the most unlikely breakfast guest: a five metre, 40kg python.
The ABC reports Julie Birrell, who was staying at friend Trina Hibberd's home in Mission Beach, woke up at 4.30 on Tuesday morning to find the snake stretched across the lounge room wall.
It had slithered along the veranda, where it knocked a shoe off, up the lounge room wall, flicking on the light and then into the guest bedroom where it knocked over a lamp and draped itself across the end of the bed.
Ms Hibberd filmed the monster wrapped around the door frame and stretched across the lounge room wall with its head in the hat rack.
"Okay, we've got a visitor...and it's very big!" she exclaims in the footage.
The snake, known as Monty, has lived in Ms Hibberd's home for more than a decade.
She said she first glimpsed Monty almost 15 years ago when it stuck its head into the bathroom while she was taking a shower.
"We knew the snake was there but I had never seen it inside, not that I know of.
"I've never seen it in its full length."
The pair called local snake catcher Dave Goodwin, who said it is the second biggest snake he's seen in his career.
"We walked in the bedroom, it was hanging from the curtain drapes down to the bedside table - and that was only a third of him.
"It was a good monster."
Mr Goodwin said the snake coiled around his arm but he managed to put it in a container.
He then relocated Monty to a local sewerage pond that backs onto native bushland.
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