‘I’ve never seen a snake this big in my life’

BURMESE tourist Sumaiya Ayatullah captured this video of a python casually slithering near a popular beach on the Sunshine Coast.

Mrs Ayatullah was at Coolum Beach with her husband and two children when she spotted the reptile crossing the footpath before heading up a tree on the beach.

 

Yep, it was a big one.

A python slithering across the footpath at Coolum Beach.
A python slithering across the footpath at Coolum Beach.

 

"I was terrified … because my kids were there playing," she said.

"I have never seen a snake this big in my life.

"The snake was huge, but beautiful."

The python climbed a nearby pandanus tree after the encounter.
The python climbed a nearby pandanus tree after the encounter.

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