Reptile specialists responding to a call of a snake in the bedroom of a young child in Flinders View, Queensland, were horrified to find it was one of the deadliest in the world.
The brown snake is the second-most venomous land snake in the world. Its bite can cause rapid haemorrhage and heart failure.
Native to eastern and central Australia brown snakes were responsible for 41% of identified snakebite victims in Australia between 2005 and 2015, and for 15 of the 19 snake-bite deaths during the same period.
Snake Catchers Ipswitch & Logan posted a video to their Facebook showing the potentially deadly creature slithering around the bedroom before they safely captured it and returned it to the wild.
Posting the video to their Facebook page, they explained that snakes often sneak into homes through open doors and windows, but can also sometimes enter through small gaps, for example in garage doors. In some cases they can be are brought inside by pets.
They don’t even have to make it indoors to cause a problem.
Last month, a Queensland woman called Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers after a deadly Eastern Brown Snake wandered into her garden and tried to have sex with her hosepipe .
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A video clip obtained by the Daily Star shows the snake catcher entering the woman’s garden, before cracking up when he realised what he had found: "He's mating with the hose," he says in the video.
He continued: ”I think there's a second snake there, but he's mating with the hose as opposed to the snake … they're getting confused with the hose and mating with the hose.”
Eastern Brown Snakes are not to be confused with the mall, shy, nonvenomous Brown snake sometimes kept as pets by reptile enthusiasts in America.
You really only want the American kind in your house. If that.
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