EASTERN BROWN SNAKE SECOND MOST DEADLY IN WORLD, POSSIBLE MOOD KILL
You’re at home and you’re nice and comfy with your significant other in bed. Then something changes and you have to make some rapid, if slow, decisions and moves. Why? Because one of the world’s deadliest snakes has slithered into your home, and then your bed. You were hoping for your Man’s snake, but no, this one will kill you faster. That’s what happened this week with one 30 something couple in Murarrie, just south of Brisbane International Airport on the East Coast of Australia.
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They found the snake at about 10 am and quickly dialed a nearby snake catcher to come and seize the serpent, as it were. I’ve actually been in that area and have driven right by this couple’s neighborhood. It looks like regular old suburbia, but it’s just outside of Brisbane proper and well within line of sight of the airport and flights. Think Brooklyn or Queens in New York or anywhere in LA. And then think of something so casually deadly slithering on in to your home and potentially wreaking deadly havoc.
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SNAKE WRANGLER GETS THE CALL, FINDS SNAKE IN COUPLE’S BED
“I received a call from a woman informing me about the snake. She told me that it was on their bedroom floor,” Stewart Lalor, of Elite Snake Catching Services, told Daily Mail Australia. “But, when I got there, the snake had quickly moved up to the couple’s bed and I eventually found it under their blanket.”
SNAKE RELEASED BACK INTO WILD, TELLS WILD STORY TO OTHER KILLER SNAKES
Lalor captured the eastern brown snake, the second most poisonous snake in the world, and released it into a creek. Lalor did not reveal the exact location where he set the snake free, but he said the snake was placed in an area with “enough food supply” to keep it happy.
“It would be pointless to leave them in a big open area with no food source as they will only make their way back into homes,” Lalor said.
Lalor posted photos on Elite Snake Catching Services’ Facebook page Wednesday showing the snake in the bed sheets.
“Not exactly the best place to encounter a highly venomous snake,” the post read. “Fortunately these guys have no interest in humans and are only dangerous when interacted with, however in a situation like this the outcome could have been unfavourable.”
Eastern brown snakes are the cause of the majority of snakebite deaths in Australia, according to Australian Reptile Park.
The snakes are found throughout most of eastern Australia.