Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Strung-Out Shanti Back Home Again

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Strung-Out Shanti Back Home Again

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Byline: Richard Bruinsma

A BUDERIM wildlife lover is overjoyed that her lost pet snake has been returned home safe and sound.

Jill Zimmermann, who owns a number of snakes, raised the alarm last Sunday morning when her favourite carpet snake Shanti went missing while she was exercising all her slithering pets in the backyard sunshine.

"She was stretched out on the clothes line and I was sitting under writing some notes, and I was relaxed, and when I looked up she was gone," Ms Zimmermann said of Shanti.

Her neighbours, who are all animal lovers, helped look for the 1.5m Darwin carpet snake, but she was nowhere to be found.

"You can't call them by name," Ms Zimmermann joked, "although I did leave a dead rat out in an old possum box, hoping she'd come and get it."

Ms Zimmermann's neighbour Jacki Hull already has a snake living in her roof.

"When she heard of it, she said, a[approximately]She's probably up in the roof with my boy snake'. …

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