WATCH Carpet Python Covered With Over 500 Ticks Get Rescued From Pool

Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher Facebook

Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher Facebook

But what's even weirder than a regular snake?

They also replied to another person that "snakes deal with it better" compared with other animals, but said on Thursday the ticks could have killed the python if it wasn't discovered.

A python covered with more than 500 ticks was rescued in Australia.

Snake catchers Tony and Brooke Harrison found the struggling reptile in the pool behind a home in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast, yesterday.

The footage shows the python, nicknamed "Nike", covered in ticks along its entire body, with the largest of the deadly parasites covering its head.

According to the government health department paralysis ticks are mostly found in moist and humid coastal areas and is most active especially after rain in high humidity. In the end, 511 paralysis ticks were pulled off its skin. "Jesus Christ", Mr Harrison exclaimed on the video. "That's why he's in the water, he's trying to drown them".

He added: "I've done this for 26 years and this is the worst I've ever seen".

Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher Facebook
Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher Facebook

Mr Harrison later shared that Nike was suffering from an infection, though he was now "doing well".

"There are still tiny young ones under the scales that will be treated with drugs to kill them", Harrison said.

The python must have felt really uncomfortable with all the ticks on it that he went inside the swimming pool to drown the parasites.

Harrison said the snake is expected to recover but will be a "long-term patient" at the wildlife hospital.

"Nike is a bit more sprightly today", said Mr Harrison in a video shared on the Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher's Facebook page.

After the snake was captured it was taken to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, where specialists removed all 511 ticks.

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