Reptile Catcher Issues Warning After Homeowner Finds Deadly Snake Hiding In Bedsheets

Reptile Catcher Issues Warning After Homeowner Finds Deadly Snake Hiding In Bedsheets

A homeowner in Queensland, Australia was in for quite a scare when they discovered a massive, deadly reptile hiding in their bed.

Zachery of Zachery's Snake and Reptile Relocation is familiar with various situations that snakes might find themselves in.

As a professional reptile relocation professional, he's no stranger to catching and relocating all different types of snakes and reptiles around homes and properties in the Scenic Rim of the West Moreton region of South East Queensland in Australia.

Despite his years of experience, a recent call to someone's home might've been a first for him.

Apparently, a homeowner discovered a deadly eastern brown snake hiding in their bed!

"Check the bed carefully tonight! This eastern brown snake safely relocated!" Zachary wrote on Facebook, alongside two pictures of the snake stretching out from between the bed's sheets and blankets.

Thousands of people commented on the post, expressing their horror and fear over the incident.

According to the Australian Museum, the deadly eastern brown snakes are widespread throughout eastern Australia, from northern Queensland to South Australia and can grow to nearly 5ft in length (1.5 meters).

The museum notes that the species, unlike docile snakes, will "put on a fierce display and [strike] with little hesitation" if confronted. Their aggressive nature just adds to their danger considering their "vencom contains powerful presynaptic neurotoxins, procoagulants, cardiotoxins and nephrotoxins, and successful envenomation can result in progressive paralysis and uncontrollable bleeding."

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"Occasional fatalities have occurred as a result of bleeding into the brain due to coagulation disturbances (consumptive coagulopathy)," the museum adds.

Thankfully, it seems no one was harmed by the eastern brown snake that Zachary was called to deal with. It's just another thing to look out for if you're visiting Australia.

Malorie Thompson

Malorie works as a writer and editor in Northern California. She's passionate about food, conscious living, animal welfare, and conservation. She's worked with a variety of publications in different sectors but is happiest covering topics close to her heart. When not at her laptop, Malorie can be found enjoying picnics on the beach, hiking in the redwoods, and spending time with her rescue pup, Jax.

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