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Python emerges from a bin right next to the petrol pump at a service station

Ssssssuper or unleaded? Startling moment a python emerges from a bin right next to the petrol pump at a service station

  • A carpet python slithered through a bin next to a patrol pump at a service station
  • A customer captured a photo of the snake while filling up at the bowser 
  • Carpet pythons are non-venomous to humans but can cause puncture wounds

A carpet python startled motorists when it emerged from a bin next to a patrol pump at a service station.

A customer captured a photo of the snake slithering out of the bin while filling up at the bowser on Saturday night.

It’s not known where in Australia the photo was taken, but it’s since gone viral on Reddit

A customer captured a photo of the snake while filling up at the bowser on Saturday night

It’s not the only time a snake has been spotted slithering around petrol stations.

In September, a 1.2metre tiger snake curled out from under a motorist’s car and latched onto the petrol bowser at Coles Express in Nunawading in Melbourne. 

The reptile wrapped around the petrol pump and crawled out from underneath a car when the driver went inside to pay for petrol. 

Snake catcher Raymond Hoser retrieved the reptile and said the number of calls for eastern brown, tiger and copperhead snakes had spiked dramatically.

He also visited a Melbourne University to try and find a large tiger snake that crawled through a wall and hid in the cladding.   

Carpet pythons can grow up to 3.6 metres long and live almost everywhere in Australia except Tasmania.

However sighting have become more frequent in the warmer months. 

While they are non-venomous to humans, a bite can still cause damage such as deep puncture wounds. 

In September, a 1.2metre tiger snake curled out from under a motorist's car and latched onto the petrol bowser at Coles Express in Nunawading in Melbourne

In September, a 1.2metre tiger snake curled out from under a motorist’s car and latched onto the petrol bowser at Coles Express in Nunawading in Melbourne 

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