“I felt the same feeling — a cold, slithering feeling sliding up my shoulder across my neck,” Mr Mason told the ABC.
A snake catcher who likewise returned to the property to help deal with the nocturnal visitor confirmed it was the same snake on both occasions.
Two days ago, Mr Mason was bitten by the python, which is thankfully non-venomous.
Mr Mason said he knew exactly what to do when the snake made a return visit.
“I slid out under the sheet but then the snake was headed for my sleeping wife and I thought I better wake her up and tell her about the event,” he said.
The snake escaped under the bed but Mr Mason said he picked it up and put it in a container because he knew it was not poisonous.
“The snake and I are still good friends, no-one got hurt.”
The snake had slithered back from the nearby reserve where it was released after its first visit to the Masons’ home on Wednesday.
Veteran snake catcher David Farrimond said it was definitely the same reptile.
“There’s a mark just on the top of the back of its head — a little white fleck on one of the pattern marks which is identical to the photo he took the other day,” he said.
Mr Farrimond said carpet pythons were the snakes he saw most frequently across Brisbane.
“I’ve caught them right in the middle of town in Ann Street, so to find one anywhere else really is just normal.”
He said this time he would seek a new home for the snake that was a little further away from the Mason residence.
Mr Mason said he hoped this was the last he saw of his reptilian friend so he might finally get a good night’s sleep.
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