A snake enthusiast is cautioning Australians to be vigilant and inspect their sleeping quarters following a startling discovery.
A family stumbled upon a six-foot-long highly venomous eastern brown snake, one of Australia’s deadliest snake breeds, lurking under the sheets on top of a bed.
The incident occurred in Kalbar, located 110km west of the Gold Coast.
Brown snakes are notorious for their preference for inhabiting populated regions. Eastern browns, in particular, are the world’s second deadliest snake breed, with their venom causing paralysis, uncontrollable bleeding, and even death.
Photographs of the scene depicted the snake partially concealed under a comforter, prompting some locals to comment that they would burn the bedding if the snake were found in their residence.
“Well, I’m never sleeping again,” one person wrote on Zachery’s Facebook post.
“I don’t think I’ll be going to bed now. I’ll sleep in my car,” a second person wrote.
A third commenter said,“This is what nightmares are made of.”
The discovery has left many individuals unsettled, with some stating they would now avoid sleeping indoors. While extracting the snake from the property, Zachery described the reptile as being “fairly feisty.”
Despite this, the seasoned snake catcher managed to transport the lethal animal safely to the wilderness, several kilometers away from the house.