Snake catchers were called to remove an impressive 2.5m carpet python from a local backyard in Brisbane. A picture of the backyard has left eagle-eyed social media users left scratching their heads.

Queensland snake catcher Bryan Robinson posted the picture on Facebook after he was called to a home in Brisbane to remove a large carpet python hiding in the backyard.

Robinson stressed that residents in Australia should try to keep their garden well-maintained to give snakes fewer spots to hibernate.

"Any suburban environment in south-east Queensland is suitable for snakes, for a range of different species, especially carpet pythons," the veteran snake catcher explained.