Love is a battlefield: Incredible moment, two deadly Eastern brown snakes are filmed in a backyard fighting for a woman
- The eastern browns got entangled as they tried to strangle each other
- They were filmed fighting for a woman on the concrete of a family back yard
- A woman who lived at home had initially reported that she saw the single female snake
- But when the snake catchers arrived, they were surprised to see two men
Two deadly male brown snakes are filmed fighting over a woman in a family back yard.
A panicked woman named Luke Huntley from Noosa Snake Catchers to her Eumundi house in the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday around 10.30 a.m.
Footage shows that the eastern browns get entangled as they try to strangle each other.
When the woman called Mr. Huntley, she had just reported that she saw the single female snake.
But when he arrived with snake catcher Jack Hogan, they did not expect two male eastern browns to struggle over the female.
Eumundi – the area where the snakes were caught fighting – is the & # 39; brown snake hotspot & # 39 ;, according to Mr. Huntley.
Mr. Huntley told Daily Mail Australia that there was no time to mumble & # 39; and managed to capture the two males in 20 seconds.
The female was then captured.
Mr. Huntley said it was common to see eastern browns fighting for a woman during the breeding season from September to November.
Two deadly male brown snakes are filmed fighting over a woman in a family back yard
He said he caught almost 10 eastern browns in the last two weeks, which is also common in warmer weather.
Mr. Huntley has advised everyone who encounters an eastern brown to prevent panic.
& # 39; Just give it the space it deserves and just stand still, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Do not try to catch it yourself. 90 percent of the bites happen when you try to catch them. & # 39;
Mr. Huntley told Daily Mail Australia that there was no time to mumble & # 39; and managed to catch the two males flat in 20 seconds
Oriental brown snakes: the deadliest snake breed in Australia
– The eastern brown snake is the species most responsible for deaths caused by snake bites in Australia.
– Although they are dangerous, they will always try to avoid a confrontation and will only attack as a last resort if they are threatened.
– They are native to Eastern Australia, but can be found anywhere between the coast and the central desert.
-It lives in a wide range of habitats, but mainly occurs in open grasslands, meadows and forests, and they help farmers reduce rodents.
-They can be more than two meters long and can move with surprising speed on hot days.
-Color can vary from uniform brown to gray or dark brown, while their bellies are cream, yellow or light orange with darker orange spots.
-The females produce clutches of up to 30 eggs in late spring or early summer.
Source: Australian Reptile Park
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