Mr Brinsmead found the discarded, outgrown skin of the huge snake on the tennis court of his Duranbah property earlier this week.
“I wouldn’t have believed this unless I saw it. I would have said that’s got to be a carpet snake,” he said.
“But I’ve got the skin here to prove it. It would be something near a record size.”
Mr Brinsmead, a former Tweed Shire deputy mayor who has lived on the property since 1972, measured the skin at two metres 71 centimetres.
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