An unwanted guest -- a massive carpet python -- greeted some people playing a game of pool at a home in Beachmere, north of Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane Snake Catchers arrived at the resident to retrieve the python found in a corner pocket of the pool table. The carpet python popped its head out as the 13 ball slowed to a stop on the edge of the hole.

“When you’re having a casual game of pool with your mates and this snake pops up to greet you with a cheeky grin,” the snake-catching service captioned a photo on its Facebook page. “Make sure you check your pool table pockets before sticking your hand in.”

Snake experts said it is likely the snake was seeking a warm and confined space to relax in. The full-size of the snake was seen when a side panel of the table was removed. The curled-up python was later removed and relocated, local media reported.

Brisbane Snake Catchers said a lot of carpet pythons were coming inside in search of warmth. Despite their appearance, carpet pythons are not poisonous.

“Generally speaking, it’s of no concern (and) they do more good than harm, and we often recommend leaving them be and coexisting with them,” the catchers said. “However, if you have small outdoor pets or if (the snakes are) disturbing your sleep at night it might be worth having them relocated.”

Last week, a family in Queensland, Australia, were horrified after they found a huge python lounging on their sun-bed in the balcony of their home. The snake had camouflaged on the lounger.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers posted the image to Facebook on Sunday, asking their 80,000 followers if they were able to spot the snake. The users were baffled as it was difficult to spot the reptile.

This representational image shows a python on a tree inside his enclosure at the Dhupguri snake park in India, Feb. 8, 2006. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri