Snake wrestling smackdown captured on camera in Queensland as pythons battle it out for love
A pair of 2.5m male pythons were filmed wrestling on the deck of a Queensland home as snake breeding season begins.
By that point, the two coastal carpet pythons had been battling for more than an hour.
‘We just had a python fall through this little downlight, and it turns out there was a second one,’ Mr Lockett said in the clip.
‘These two here are two combatting males.
‘As you can see, they’ve got bite marks, so these guys are quite equally matched.’
Two 2.5m two coastal carpet pythons (above) wrestled outside a home in Coalfalls, near Ipswich
He explained the bite mark seen on one of the pythons’ necks indicated the pair were locked in a stalemate.
‘The objective of the game here is the biggest one will push the weaker one down and give up the breeding rights for the female that will be very close in the area,’ he said.
‘They don’t generally bite each other in combat unless they are quite equally matched in length.’
The job was just one of three breeding season calls Mr Lockett made on Sunday.
‘It is a very common sight this time of year. Just give them their space,’ he told Nine News.
‘They’re not interested in us. They only get one shot a year to get to the female.’
Snake catcher Bryce Lockett said the pair (above) were tied in length and had resorted to biting each other for ‘breeding rights’