Gold Coast 13, North Queensland 12 and snakes, one.
Monday's NRL clash between the Titans and Cowboys at Robina Stadium may have been won by the home team in an arm wrestle but it was a creature with no limbs which stole the show.
A three-foot brown snake slithered onto the grass between the playing field and the stands in the south-east corner of the stadium 10 minutes into the first half, sending fans fleeing to higher ground.
The game continued despite the lethal intruder's presence, with the snake eventually disappearing down a drain.
While the snake's appearance was a sideshow, it was the Titans who posted back-to-back wins to move into the NRL top eight.
This snake is considered the world's second most venomous land snake.
I loved the pic of the fan poking it away with a team flag stick