The video, captured by the Hervey Bay Snake Catchers and posted on their YouTube channel, shows snake hunter Drew Godfrey entering the house to remove a snake hiding under a pair of curtains.
In the footage, Godfrey climbed onto the blinds and gently moved them aside to reveal the snake.
At first, Godfrey thought it was a whipworm – a moderately venomous snake that rarely causes problems to humans.
However, when the snake hunter gets a better look, he realizes that he is not a whip snake at all.
“Oh, *** it’s not a python but an oriental brown python,” he says. “Eastern brown snake is very, very deadly.”
The eastern brown snake is a highly venomous snake native to eastern and central Australia. Experts consider their venom to be the second most toxic land snake.
However, Godfrey said NEWSWEEK They are only dangerous if you provoke them.
“Given how common they are and how few incidents they are, it is reasonable to conclude that although they are highly toxic, they are not aggressive and do not attack people. However, if they are threatened they will defend themselves,” Godfrey said.
Godfrey said eels “can’t guarantee” their reputation. He said the company strives to “change people’s perception of snakes”.
In the stills, Godfrey continues to remove the snake from the living room.
The eastern brown snake begins to wriggle in its lair as Godfrey tries to gently remove it.
The snake catcher grabs its tail and transfers it to a bag. He puts it and puts it in the bag.
Then the eastern brown jumps, jumps out of the bag. Godfrey grabbed him again and took him out into the bag.
“As long as you’re nice to her, she won’t try to hurt me,” he says.
Once again, the snake wriggles out of the sack, but Godfrey manages to catch it just in time. Then the snake is transferred to a plastic box.
“This body, that’s why you have to learn your snakes too, because this body and olive green is very unusual for an eastern brown snake,” he says. “It is a distinctive feature of the yellow-faced white snake.”
As the snake raises its head inside the box, Godfrey says faint orange spots can be seen on its underside, indicating that it is a “dangerous snake.”
When the snake hunter goes to bring him back into the wild, a dark stripe can be seen along his neck, which he says is a very common trait of eastern brown.
Then it slips out of the box, and back into the bush.
Godfrey said NEWSWEEK As winter approaches in Australia, snake activity is currently slowing down. Snakes are usually more active in the warmer months, as they are cold-blooded.