Family wake in the night after hearing 'burglars' – turns out to be 8ft python

An unwelcome guest slipped into a family bathroom, leaving a trail of destruction.

The terrified residents assumed they were being broken into when they were awakened in the middle of the night by pounding noises.

While they ran to confront their intruder, they found a giant six-foot python wreaking havoc in their toilet.

The giant snake had wriggled its way to a window above the basin, throwing cleaning products and tiles into the air.

The family, from Australia’s Gold Coast, quickly called reptile rescuers who rushed to rescue him.

It was unable to free itself before being tormented by the snake catcher, 9news reported.

South East Reptile Relocations have since moved the nontoxic carpet python to a safe space.

Rescuers said, “A family in Tallebudgera was woken up tonight by this 8-foot carpet python that not only welcomed itself in, but also began to destroy the bathroom while making a bad attempt to escape.

Family wake in the night after hearing 'burglars' - turns out to be 8ft python

Reptile experts urge Australians to remain vigilant as more snakes roam during the summer months.

The smooth stranger was 6 feet tall.

It comes after a grandson took his life into his own hands when he picked up a deadly snake from his grandmother’s house on the Sunshine Coast.

The intrepid family member grabbed the five-foot Eastern Brown when he saw him slide into his grandmother’s garage.

According to the Australian Museum, Eastern Brown Snakes have caused more bite deaths than any other snake in Australia.

The species can be found all over Australia, but prefers open landscapes such as forests, scrubland and savanna grasslands.