DAYBORO, Australia, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- An Australian man who strongly suspected the presence of snakes in his home said it was confirmed when he found two pythons fighting in his kitchen.
Murray Paas of Dayboro, Queensland, posted a video to YouTube showing the two male carpet pythons striking and wrestling one another in a battle apparently tied to the current mating season.
The homeowner said he previously suspected there were snakes living inside his home, but he wasn't bothered by their presence.
"I've been aware of one of these snakes living in the ceiling above my bedroom during the warmer seasons, which is no concern to me as these pythons are harmless and helpful for pest control, and to help keep away the deadly snakes that we've seen on the property," Paas wrote online.
"On Sunday, I saw the tail of a large snake inside the kitchen as I returned from my shed," he wrote. "The snake quickly went under a table and out of my site. When I moved around to see where it was going it'd already started wrapping itself around the other snake to start the battle."
"I can safely assume that there was a female python nearby they were fighting over," the man wrote.