Video Shows Huge Deadly Snake Crawling Under Seated Woman’s Legs

A video posted to Instagram on Saturday showed how a snake catcher calmly sat on the ground as a huge poisonous eastern brown snake slithered under her legs as she smoked.

The incident, which happened in Queensland, Australia, was filmed and posted online for educational purposes in case anyone finds themselves in a similar situation, according to the Brisbane Times.

Ayla Manson, who works for Harrison’s Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher, said the incident happened on Friday. The snake was first pulled from under a refrigerator in a Tamborine house and released into a bush before crawling under Manson’s legs.

“We already knew the snake’s personality was cold that day. I knew then that the safest thing was to stay still. If I had panicked and stood up, he would have tried to defend himself. and I would have been at risk of a bite. Being the second most venomous snake on the planet, you worry the moment you face a bite,” Manson said, according to the Brisbane Times.

A red-bellied black snake shows its tongue. A video posted on Instagram showed how a snake catcher calmly sat on the ground as a huge poisonous eastern brown snake slithered under her legs as she smoked.
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Manson explained that snakes attack based on an individual’s reaction, saying they are not “aggressive attacking species”. She added that professionals can fully understand poisonous snakes.

“The approach should always be to stay still and stay calm because if we move too fast we might scare him and face a bite,” she said of how people should react. if they were faced with a situation similar to the one she found herself in.

Last month, a huge snake coiled itself on the bonnet of a car that was at a McDonald’s drive-thru in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. The driver didn’t know the snake was clinging to the car until a customer caught his eye. The driver suspected the snake had been on the car for about four hours.

Although it is not uncommon for snakes to appear in places where people are more present in Australia, they are encountered more by humans in spring, when male snakes are looking for a mate, and in summer when temperatures are warmer. suitable for ectotherms, according to Christina N. Zdenek, postdoctoral fellow at the Venom Evolution Lab at the University of Queensland.

“In a ‘boom’ season, wildlife populations grow, including snakes. And new snakes in a system need to find territories or areas to hunt, so they may have to branch out to find something that’s fine with them. Maybe that’s why they sometimes end up in houses. However, snakes are vulnerable creatures that prefer to hide most of the time,” Zdenek said. Newsweek on Sunday.

She added: “Naturally, they do this in rock piles, cracks in the ground, in tree hollows and in and under logs. In suburban areas, these natural features of the shelter site are often absent, causing the snake to settle in unusual hiding places, like under a car hood or in a printer.Snakes are cowards by default, and that’s because it’s a dangerous world if you’re a snake. We just haven’t left a lot of natural places to hide in the suburbs, so they’re adapting and making do with what’s available.”

Zdenek recommended individuals learn some basics about snakes in case they encounter one in an indoor setting. This includes knowing how to distinguish between a non-venomous python and a venomous snake from a safe distance. She suggested browsing resources such as reptile guides, iNaturalist, the Snakes of Australia app and Facebook pages to help someone become aware of the reptile.

“For poisonous snakes that need to be removed from indoor areas, the safest approach is to hire the services of a professional trained in snake identification and handling: Snake Catchers… over the phone , they will tell you what to do until they arrive,” Zdenek said.


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