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Homeowner catches deadly eastern brown hose that slips out of the sink while doing the dishes

Terrifying moment when a deadly oriental brown snake slips down the drain from the homeowner’s kitchen gutter while doing the dishes

  • Draper man Michael Hilliard saw the hose at home while washing dishes
  • The hose slipped out of the drain and was inches from his hands in the sink
  • Oriental tans are responsible for more deaths than any other Australian snake
  • The hose slipped back down Mr. Hilliard’s drain before a snake catcher arrived

A Queensland homeowner got the shock of a lifetime when a deadly oriental brown snake slipped down the drain into his sink.

Michael Hilliard saw the highly poisonous reptile while doing the dishes at his home in Draper in the Moreton Bay region of Queensland.

Mr. Hilliard said the hose came out of the drain and was only inches from his hands.

“It was just a bit of a surprise. I had put my hands in it and it was like “woah what was that,” he said 9News.

Michael Hilliard found a deadly oriental brown snake (pictured) in his kitchen sink draper in Queensland while washing dishes

Michael Hilliard found a deadly oriental brown snake (pictured) in his kitchen sink draper in Queensland while washing dishes

Mr. Hilliard said the venomous snake was inches from his hands. Eastern tans are responsible for more deaths in Australia than any other snake

Mr. Hilliard said the venomous snake was inches from his hands. Eastern tans are responsible for more deaths in Australia than any other snake

Mr. Hilliard said the venomous snake was inches from his hands. Eastern tans are responsible for more deaths in Australia than any other snake

Mr. Hilliard called Steven Brown, the Brisbane snake catcher, who confirmed that the snake was a young oriental brown.

Eastern brown snakes are responsible for more deaths in Australia than any other reptile.

They are known to be aggressive, with even youngsters packing enough poison to kill a person.

Unfortunately for Mr. Hilliard, the hose slipped back down the drain and out of the sink before Mr. Brown arrived to catch the hose.

“It was a bit of a shock because they are quite deadly,” said Mr. Hilliard.

“Thank God I didn’t get it.”

The snake slipped back down Mr. Hilliard's drain before the snake catchers arrived to catch it

The snake slipped back down Mr. Hilliard's drain before the snake catchers arrived to catch it

The snake slipped back down Mr. Hilliard’s drain before the snake catchers arrived to catch it

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