YIKES! Snake found slithering in and around family oven

NOW imagine it's a Monday morning. 

You, not one of the unlucky majority back at work, decide to have a calming start to the week by baking some homely treats. 

You prepare something finger-licking good only to have the living daylights scared out of you by a snake inside the oven.

A Wondai father and daughter found themselves in a similar situation and required the services of South Burnett Snake Catchers 24/7.

The daughter correctly followed instructions by South Burnett Snake Catchers 24/7 owner and operator Christian Andersen and blocked off the kitchen so the snake couldn't escape. 

"After chatting to the daughter who saw the snake, I gathered from the description she gave that it was either a yellow-faced whip snake or it could have been a common brown snake," he said. 

"I moved the oven out but there was no snake so then the father, daughter and I thought it may have been hiding actually inside the oven.

"Our suspicions were correct so the only way this snake was coming out was with some gentle persuasion. 

"So I banged the oven."

Mr Andersen referred to the catch as a "cute cheeky brown snake".

He later put out a warning on his Facebook page about people who didn't follow his instructions. 

The post read: "People, it's imperative that you watch the snake and if it moves, follow it from a safe distance. That way I know where to search for the snake.

"So please everyone try and keep an eye on the snake. I know it's a lot easier if the snake is contained in a room, inside a house but a lot of calls I go to, the snake is in their backyard or shed and the doors are wide open.

"Remember look but certainly do not touch." 

Three times the Elvis appeal

Three times the Elvis appeal

Elvis - An American Trilogy show is coming to the Northern Rivers

Un bon film! French cinema festival is coming

Un bon film! French cinema festival is coming

Alliance Francaise Cote du Nord has unveiled this year's program

A beauty, a beast and some singing cutlery sought

A beauty, a beast and some singing cutlery sought

Ballina Players is auditioning for Beauty and the Beast

Local Partners