When Queensland snake catcher Ross McGibbon began his approach toward a defensive carpet python he said, “It’s going to be a bit of an interesting catch.” He was right.
The female python, which was perched on a house fence, quickly cocked back into its defensive S-shape position as McGibbon talked through how he planned to remove and relocate her.
Just as the experienced snake catcher says pythons are usually “all right once you get ’em out”, the snake strikes him in the back of the head.
McGibbon’s response? Unfazed, he calls her “bitey” and calmly releases her into the wild shortly after.
In the Facebook post, McGibbon writes that if you look closely, you can see blood coming down his neck.