Deadly Snake Infestation Shuts Down Daycare & Gives Us the Willies

snakesHave you heard of the movie Snakes on a Plane? Now just imagine if it was snakes in a daycare instead. That's the issue a group of parents are dealing with in Townsville, Australia. Their children's nursery school was forced to shut down because of an infestation of pythons. Not little, harmless garden snakes, mind you, but deadly, bone-crushing pythons. Are you freaking out yet? I know I am.


The head of the daycare center called local authorities after spotting a baby python. Later, snake wranglers found an 8-footer and 23 babies nestled inside the walls. But that's not all. They also came across 41 eggs. If that doesn't give you the willies, I don't know what will.

Honestly, this scared the crap out of me. Snakes are my biggest phobia. And unfortunately, it's a fear that I have passed on to my son. He won't even go into the reptile house at the zoo. There is something so unsettling about those slithering creatures, isn't there. I can imagine how shocked those parents were when they got the news. Yes, in the grand scheme of things that could go wrong with your daycare, this isn't anywhere near the worst, but it is among the creepiest.

Though they caught several of the critters, the catchers are still trying to track down many more baby snakes they think are still on the loose. Said catcher Steve Coulson, "There is no poison involved that can kill you, but they can give you a nice gash if they get hold of you." Yikes. No way would I or my child ever step foot in there again!

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