After a drought of a week or so I get two call outs. First was to Coolum beach where i picked up an extremely relaxed python. It was in a ball and I just picked it up. It untangled itself so I was able to do the standard grip about two thirds down the body. Had the mandatory photos by the customers ( My delightful dial must be on so many Facebook pages) then put it into a rice bag. Normally a big snake into a small bag is difficult but this was like dropping ( large, fat ) spaghetti into a bag. Second callout was a different kettle of fish and I'm kicking myself for leaving the fully charged GoPro in the car. It would have been a great movie! Call was to a red belly who was in a pandanus tree root system at the kids playground next to the Coolum lifesaving club. I thought this will be easy to find and highly agitated. I was also worried that before I arrived someone called Billy would , despite the pleading of his girlfriend, be a hero. Of course its at the beach and of course it was crowded and , much to my astonishment, the snake was easy to find, the ring of people pointed me to it. She was agitated - very agitated and looked like she was ready to bolt and/or bite. I put myself in front of the snake and she went into the root system. I had worked out that it was unlikely that the snake could be coxed into the bag and the best thing would be to look for a safe opportunity to safely grab it by the tail. That opportunity quickly presented itself as it climbed up the root system, looked at me and immediately turned and fled. I have the same effect on women. Pointy end facing to me, bitey end sticking out the other end ( it's important not to get the two ends confused ) so - grab! I now have this snake by the tail and its head is sticking out of the other side of the root system. The snake was resisting removal from the roots and had twisted and wedged itself in. I didn't want to pull it too hard for fear of harming the snake so I put the bag frame near the snakes head in the hope it would attempt to flee into it. Nope but it was going to give it a good chew. Last time I saw such terrifying chewing was when I cooked my lovely wife smoked salmon and prawn pizza. But then I used the bag frame to intimidate the snake to back off, she relaxed her grip on the roots and was the unceremoniously and safely pulled backward from the roots and dropped into the bag. Loud applause from the gathered crowd and my head swells another two inches! Door frames are becoming a problem! And it was a quick capture too, l was in and out in less than two minutes!