Australian Family Finds World’s 2nd Deadliest Snake In Their Laundry Basket

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A highly venomous eastern brown snake was discovered in a family’s laundry basket in Queensland, Australia on January 27th, 2019. Fortunately, the snake was spotted before anyone could pick up the basket and a snake catcher was called to safely relocate it back to the woods.

A beautiful picture was taken of it by the snake catcher, as seen above before it slithered away into the wilderness. Eastern brown snakes are considered the second deadliest snakes in the world and they are responsible for about 60% of snakebite deaths in Australia.

If you were to get bitten by one you can expect to have a massive headache within 15 minutes and the blood in your body to be clotting within 30 minutes. Some people have even been known to collapse as little as two minutes after being bitten due to the cardiovascular system shutting down. Experiencing things like cardiac arrest or intracranial hemorrhage can also occur.

The snake catcher told the family it would be wise to make sure there are no gaps under the doors and that all the windows are closed if they want to make sure it doesn’t happen again. It would also be wise for others who live in snake territory to follow these instructions as well.