New South Wales: Sydney driver stopped in Manly shocked to notice windshield

A driver was horrified for his life after a note was found wedged under his windshield wipers.

David Mantellini was shopping in the Sydney beach suburb of Manly last Monday when he found a crowd swarming around his Mazda.

A handwritten note on his front eyebrow explained why.

“Hi, car owner!” It began, “There’s a snake in your front left wheel. The jewelers opposite are trying to call Wildlife Rescue.”

“Thanks!” Cheerfully finished.

Looking down, David found the creeping culprit protruding from the front axle cover of his car.

But he was also in a hurry: David’s wife Nicola had given birth to their second child, Olivia, just five days earlier, and she hadn’t been released from the hospital until that morning.

Mr. Mantellini was on his way to pick up his eldest daughter, Luna, before introducing her to her new sister when David was surrounded by the animal.

“He was faced with the dilemma of waiting for the animals to be rescued or going to pick up our daughter,” Ms. Mantellini told Nine News.

Quick-thinking locals helped him out, with a nearby sushi restaurant taking the car key until the police arrived.

“Another lady installed our car seat in her car so that the toddler and new baby’s introduction could go ahead as planned.”

Wildlife authorities eventually arrived and removed the snake, which was believed to be a diamond python, before releasing it into nearby North Head National Park.

“The snake was safely removed, the two sisters had a lovely first meeting and it was sushi for dinner,” said Nicola.

“But not quite the day we expected.”

Originally published as Motorist shocked after disturbing note left on car windshield

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