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Snake catcher George with Benji Keogh owner of Son of a Drum in Mullumbimby after catching the brown snake. Photo supplied.

The Son of a Drum music shop in Mullumbimby had to close its doors in they middle of the day today (Thursday, 27 February) after noticing that they had an unexpected visitor. A metre long brown snake was spotted under the drumsticks in the shop as a customer was playing one of the keyboards and discussing the instrument.

‘I asked everyone to leave ad tried to keep an eye on where the snake went in the shop,’ said owner Benji Keogh.

It took the snake catcher George about half an hour to get into the shop and begin searching for the snake.

‘The snake catcher was looking in the corner where I’d last seen it when I noticed that the snake had slithered up the wall by the effects pedals,’ said Benji.

George with the brown snake he caught today at the Son of a Drum music shop in Mullumbimby. Photo supplied.

‘The snake catcher had a pair of snake catching tongs that he used to catch it and he said that it had a bit of a go at him.’

This is the first time that there has ever been a snake in The Son of a Drum as far as Benji is aware.

‘We did have a rat once who used to pose in the front window on top of various instruments but we managed to catch and get rid of him pretty quickly,’ said Benji with a laugh.


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