A massive eastern brown snake has been found at NSW South Coast property.
At 205 centimetres, the monster snake was one of the largest eastern browns measured in recent times by reptile catchers.
It caught on Sunday after Pete from Snake Aware - Reptile Rescue and Relocation Shoalhaven received a call from property owners at Jerrawangala.
The snake had slithered underneath the house, where it was found curled up at the entrance to a wombat burrow.
It was a bit slender, possibly from coming out of brumation over winter, and possibly coupled with the rough summer from the bushfires.
Catchers wished to remind the public that if they had a nuisance snake to call a licensed snake catcher, it was illegal to kill a snake unless they threatened life.
Snakes are starting to become more active as the weather warms up.
Morgan Newans from Wildlife Rescue South Coast said snakes typically breed throughout spring and early summer.
"Snakes have a period of brumation over the cooler months where activity and feeding levels drop, but will now be emerging and seeking food and mates," she said.
"Snakes do not take parental care of their young, and as such do not become territorial, though diamond pythons will incubate their eggs.
"You may, however, come across some male snakes in combat over a nearby female."