It’s a nightmare we have all had at some point or another… the idea of a deadly snake hiding under the covers sends shivers down the spine. Luckily, it never happens. Well, almost never.
Australia is beautiful, but the plight of one couple Wednesday evening shows why its wildlife makes it tough for some people to live there.
The unnamed couple, reportedly in their early 30s, was ready to bed down for the night at their home in Murarrie, south of Brisbane, when they noticed a visitor on their bedroom floor. It turns out, it was only an eastern brown snake, the second most poisonous snake in the world. But, as most Australians do, they had the number of a local snake-catcher on the ready.
“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.”
Lalor wrangled the deadly snake and released it in a local creek. He wouldn’t give the exact location but said he placed it somewhere with “enough food supply.”
“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 didn’t miss the prime marketing opportunity for Elite Snake Catching Services, posting a photo of the snake in the couple’s bed to the company’s Facebook page with the caption:
“Not exactly the best place to encounter a highly venomous snake. … 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 unfavorable.”
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