Two male Carpet Pythons battling it out for access to reproductive females. This is often mistaken with actual mating, although courtship between snakes is generally a gentle and restrained activity. It’s especially impressive when these battles happen inside the ceiling space of your house.
We get many call-outs from Brisbane residents during the month of September asking about the banging going on in their ceilings. Not all Snakes are fighters though, some species such as the Diamond Pythons ignore their rivals and simply concentrate on winning the female over.