Terror when owners discover a huge brown snake sleeping under their doona
- A homeowner found a brown snake in his bed
- The deadly reptile was sitting on his doona
A snake hunter has warned Australians to “check your beds” after an owner discovered a deadly six-foot-long brown snake hiding between the sheets.
Zachery of Zachery’s Snake and Reptile Relocation was called to a house in Kalbar, 110km west of the Gold Coast, on Monday afternoon after the owner found the snake partially on top of the duvet and under the sheets.
Brown snakes are considered one of the most dangerous snake breeds in Australia due to their penchant for living in populated areas.
Eastern browns are the second deadliest breed of snake in the world with their potent venom causing paralysis, uncontrollable bleeding, and even death.
A South East Queensland homeowner discovered a brown snake hiding in his bed (above) when he went to change the sheets
The photos showed the snake still half under the doona with one local saying they would “burn the bedding” if such a freak event occurred in their home.
‘Well I’ll never sleep again,’ wrote one person.
I don’t think I’m going to bed now. I’ll sleep in my car,” said another.
“This is what nightmares are made of,” wrote a third commenter.
To make matters worse, Zachery said the snake was “pretty feisty” when he tried to pick it up.
Still, the veteran snake hunter managed to get the deadly reptile out of the house and into the bush miles away from the house.
Snake hunter Zachery (above) relocated the brown snake several miles from the house.
WHAT IS AN EASTERN BROWN SNAKE?
- Fast-moving, highly aggressive, and famous for his short temper.
- Along with other brown snakes, the eastern brown is responsible for more deaths each year in Australia than any other group of snakes.
- Its venom is ranked the second most toxic of any terrestrial snake in the world behind another Australian snake, the inland taipan.
- They thrive in areas populated with many of their main mice of prey, making farms and urban centers ideal habitats.
- If cornered or confronted, the eastern brown raises its body, forms an ‘S’ and strikes, as shown in the video above.
- Its venom causes paralysis and prevents blood from clotting, causing its victim to bleed to death.
- It can take many doses of antidote to reverse its effects, and victims can collapse within a few minutes.