A misguided plan to kill a snake has ended with a caravan in the Northern Territory destroyed by fire.
Police were called to a location in Berry Springs after a woman attempted to eradicate a snake she thought had slithered into her caravan. The Northern Territory News reports that the woman had earlier called snake catchers to remove the snake.
Humpty Doo police Constable Gary Palmer said the woman hatched a plan to get rid of the snake over several beers.
“(She) came up with a plan of extreme heat in the hope it may slither away to cooler area and, as such, she set a fire at the base of the caravan,” he told the NT News. “The snake remains at large and the caravan has been eradicated.”