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Best videos from around Australia for November 14, 2021

WHAT TO WATCH: Foghorns make an unexpected appearance during the Prime Minister's press conference (top left). Snakes retrieved from air conditioner units (bottom left) and from under sheds on the Sunshine Coast (right).
WHAT TO WATCH: Foghorns make an unexpected appearance during the Prime Minister's press conference (top left). Snakes retrieved from air conditioner units (bottom left) and from under sheds on the Sunshine Coast (right).

Another big week of news has come and gone.

Weather dominated the news cycle as storms covered more than half of this great wide continent.

This week, we also marked Remembrance Day with the traditional minute of silence at 11am on November 11.

On Thursday, Canberra commemorated 80 years since the opening of its Australian War Memorial, and we deepdived into the archives for some footage of that grand opening. They simply don't make newsreels like they used to!

Aside from all the hard news though, we in the Australian Community Media (ACM) video team do like to share some of our more quirky finds with you each week.

So, without further adieu, here our favourite oddities for you to enjoy:

Underworld snake gets mad

Snake catchers on the Gold Coast were called to intervene when a homeowner discovered something slithering under their Beaudesert-based backyard shed.

Catchers Tony and Brooke Harrison managed to unearth the 1.9 metre eastern brown snake, though the creeper was not altogether too happy to be relocated.

The species is the second most venomous snake in the world and have been known to grow up to two metres in length.

Though this one was just shy of that enormity, it was the largest eastern brown the Harrisons have so far dealt with.

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Pause for foghorns

When you decide to host your press conference in the open air, you surely have to factor in some interuptions.

Taking that a step further, when you plan to have your press conference on Newcastle's coastline, you have to factor in the foghorns.

During the soft launch of his election campaign in Newcastle, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was interupted twice by the infamous toots.

At least it made for some fun viewing for the rest of us!

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A second round of snakes

Look, we don't know what to tell you. It's springtime and we love a snake catcher story.

This time, Sunshine Coast snake catchers retrieved three nope-ropes from two air conditioner units in the same week.

Stuart McKenzie removed a carpet python from an air conditioning unit at a house in Buderim, Queensland on Wednesday.

Four days earlier, Mr McKenzie found two carpet pythons inside an air conditioning unit at a family home on the Sunshine Coast.

As he described it to a recent arrival to the sunshine state, it's a "welcome to the Sunshine Coast" gift.

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This story Videos of the week: Unexpected interruptions of the slithering and seaworthy kind first appeared on Newcastle Herald.