Couple scream in terror as three-metre python found hitching a ride in Queensland

A couple has been left screaming in terror after a three-metre-long python was found slithering across a moving vehicle's windscreen in Queensland.

Rodney Griggs and Melissa Hudson were travelling towards Alligator Creek on Monday when the unlikely passenger decided to hitch a ride, Yahoo reports.

Hudson could be heard laughing and swearing as she filmed the snake while Griggs concentrated on the road. 

The driver flicked on the vehicle's windscreen wipers in a bid to remove the three-metre-long reptile, which proved unsuccessful.

The couple then grabbed the attention of a group of nearby workers by asking for a shovel.

A nearby worker helped remove the python from the bonnet, where it was promptly released back into the wild.