In an article reported in Yahoo News, an Australian man looked up at his ceiling to make an incredible find.
Through the gaps in his ceiling, he noticed green and white scales. Those were the scales of a snake and it was resting on his ceiling.
The snake's body was visible between the gaps in the ceiling's wooden facade. The man was afraid the snake would fall on him.
He turned to social media to seek information about the snake and whether it would be dangerous to him.
The snake was identified to be a carpet python - a species that is considered to be harmless to humans.
Carpet pythons (scientific name Morelia spilota) are found in Australia, New Guinea, and certain islands in the region.
They are most commonly seen in Australian backyards and it is not uncommon to spot them on a home's roof. If a carpet python happens to be on the roof of a home, it is most likely looking for rodents to feed on.
It is actually considered okay to leave them undisturbed as they will help clear the home of pests such as rats and possums. Once they have cleaned out the pests, they will usually move on.
Interestingly, many people were envious that the man had a carpet python on his roof as it was definitely considered to be a good sign and had the reputation of being a helpful creature.
One commenter on social media wrote,
"Name him and keep him! He’s harmless, and adorable,"