Including to the checklist of potential worries for surfers, an Australian surfer was not too long ago noticed heading into the waves with a python wrapped round his neck.
The intrepid surfer brought about a stir on Australia’s Gold Coast after footage emerged of him carving via the azure waves whereas carrying his pet carpet python.
Authorities had been wonderful with him preserving the snake as a pet however stated he didn’t have a allow to take away the reptile from its registered handle – not to mention to take it browsing.
“To take an animal out in public or show it requires a separate allow,” Queensland’s Division of Atmosphere and Science stated in an announcement.
“Snakes are clearly cold-blooded animals, and whereas they’ll swim, reptiles typically keep away from water.
“The python would have discovered the water to be extraordinarily chilly, and the one snakes that ought to be within the ocean are sea snakes.”
Carpet pythons are non-venomous snakes that may develop as much as 3 meters (about 10 ft) lengthy and wrap round their prey and squeeze it till it suffocates.
They largely eat birds, lizards and different small mammals.