Feeds

Python orgy menaces Yorkeys Knob canoes

Snakey Oz SWAT team collars slithering sex pests

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

An Oz sporting club has been forced to call for ophidian SWAT assistance after a python orgy threatened to destroy its boatshed roof.

According to the Cairns Post, at least half a dozen scrub pythons – each at least 3.5 metres long – have been getting jiggy above the ceiling of the Hekili Outrigger Canoe Club, suitably located in the Cairns beach suburb of Yorkeys Knob.

Club coach Sue Lockwood explained that a staff member got a bit of a shock when she went to get a canoe and saw one of the beasts protruding from the ceiling.

Cue intervention by Dave Walton of does-what-it-says-on-the-tin outfit Cairns Snake Removals, who captured a couple of pythons measuring 3.5 metres and 4.5 metres.

However, Walton was unable to get at the rest of the amorous slitherers, and believes a 7-metre female dubbed "Nigini" is still at large. The snake-catcher was called to a "similar rumpus" at the boathouse a couple of years back, when Nigini narrowly escaped capture.

The Cairns Post has a snap of Walton extracting an impressive python from the club's boathouse roof here. ®

Bootnote

Thanks to Mike Richards for the tip-off.

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins
Robo-sub scans freezing waters, rocks warming models
Your PHONE is slowly KILLING YOU
Doctors find new Digitillnesses - 'text neck' and 'telepressure'
Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs
And a floating carrier for recyclable rockets
Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k
3 days, and Kickstarter moves lander 37% nearer takeoff
Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray
Want to arm that shark? Better get in there quick
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.