Animals Video

By David Aspinall

A bunch of toads hitched a ride on the back of a python after floods breached a dam.

Paul Mock was stunned when he came across at least 10 cane toads sitting on the back of a 3.5m long olive toad in his back garden in Kununurra, West Australia.

As three inches of rain fell in just one hour in the early hours of today (DEC 31), a breach out the back of his house flooded.

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Walking into his back yard, 45-year-old Paul filmed the snake – known locally as Monty – slithering across his lawn.

Paul, who grows Indian sandalwood, said: “I was a bit shocked to see the snake at all.

“Because the weather was so bad, I almost stepped on him.

“I’ve no idea why the toads were on his back as they can obviously swim.

“They must just have been attracted to the snake’s scent.”

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Paul says he has come across Monty before, and has even removed him from his house.

He said: “He is pretty well known locally.

“I don’t know where he went after this.

“I assume he has a little home in the grass near the house.”