Shocked woman finds a huge serpent slithering on her balcony in Sydney’s Bondi

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Checking out the ssscenery? Shocked Bondi woman finds a huge reptile slithering on her balcony – and has no idea how it got there

  • A Sydney woman spotted a snake slithering on her Bondi balcony on Wednesday
  • She shared a photo of the python on Facebook, asking if anyone had lost a pet
  • Many were shocked with some joking the eastern suburb was no longer safe
  • Others joked the serpent, which is normally found in bushland areas, was a local 


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A Sydneysider living in the city’s urbanised eastern suburbs has been left shocked after discovering a snake on her balcony.  

The woman shared a photo on social media of the unlikely visitor basking on her outdoor furniture on Wednesday. 

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The juvenile python appeared to have been nestled behind the lounge’s back cushions before emerging to slither across one of the arms. 

‘Has anyone lost a snake? We have a surprise visitor in North Bondi!’ she wrote in a local Facebook group.  

A shocked Sydneysider discovered a python slithering across her Bondi balcony on Wednesday

A shocked Sydneysider discovered a python slithering across her Bondi balcony on Wednesday

The peculiar sighting left locals astonished, with some insisting the area was no longer safe.

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‘Selling house immediately,’ one person commented. 

‘Holy s**t,’ another added, while someone else wrote: ‘Omg. I would die.’ 

‘Now that I [have] overcome my magpies fear, this [happens],’ a fourth said.  

Others joked the reptile was definitely a local. 

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‘Have you taken it to a local vet to see if it’s micro chipped?’ one wrote. 

‘Definitely an escapee pet!’ another said.   

‘Beautiful. Hope he finds his way back to his owner!’ someone else chimed.

The surprise guest appeared to be a diamond python, which live along the NSW coastline down to the north east corner of Victoria and grow up to three metres long. 

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They are often found in bushland and national parks across Sydney and are frequently spotted in suburbs that border on these areas. 

Diamond pythons are found in areas along NSW's coastline, but are typically online spotted in areas that border on bushland. Pictured: Bondi

Diamond pythons are found in areas along NSW’s coastline, but are typically online spotted in areas that border on bushland. Pictured: Bondi

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