Forget the sharks! The terrifying moment of a SNAKE makes a straight line through the water towards a ship
- Terrifying images show Python swimming on a fishing boat in Gold Coast
- Images show huge snakes gliding over the water from a nearby island in QLD
- The fisherman tries to stop him with a gaff while spinning in circles on the boat with his head sticking out
Wade Sellers for Daily Mail Australia
Just when you thought you only had to worry about sharks in the water.
Terrifying images of an aquatic python gliding towards a fisherman's boat have been uploaded to Facebook.
The huge snake is seen moving through the water at high speed towards the fisherman Lance Ripley who was on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
The video was uploaded last year and recently resurfaced thanks to Facebook's "On This Day" memory function.
Mr. Ripley recalled the incident and wrote that he was on his ship Haines when he noticed something sinister in the water coming towards him.
Terrific: The video shows an aquatic python that travels at great speed to the boat of fisherman Lance Ripley in the Gold Coast, Queensland
– Its scales are usually a dark gray color that changes color to the sun
– They inhabit freshwater marshes, lagoons, streams and rivers in the tropical north of Australia.
– Feed rats, bandicoots, wallabies, waterfowl (and their eggs) and has also been seen feeding on small freshwater crocodiles.
– Its maximum length is 2.5 meters
– They are not poisonous, but large people can give a painful and bloody bite
Source: Australia Zoo
Swimming on a nearby island, the giant python slid about 200 meters into the choppy waters, Ripley said.
At one point, the snake seems to stop in a half-bath, with its head sticking out of the water, perhaps to measure its prey.
& # 39; Oh s ** t & # 39; A woman is heard to say worried as the snake advances.
Although there was genuine concern in the video, Mr. Ripley believes that "he was obviously full and just needed to rest."
The snake is seen fluttering around the boat before shooting, since Mr. Ripley tries to stop it by using his hook.
"I was not very happy that I walked away with my hook," he explained.