Horror as deadly baby eastern brown snake is found perfectly camouflaged in a teenage girl’s bedroom
- A tiny eastern brown snake was found in a teenage girl’s bedroom in Doreen
- It is second most deadly snake in the world however is common to find at homes
- Snake hunter Mark Pelley said he has caught four baby snakes in last two days
A deadly baby eastern brown snake has been found lurking in a teenage girl’s room after slithering under the bedroom door.
The tiny snake was found by the girls mother who noticed it inside their home in Doreen, Melbourne.
The deadly creature was barely recognisable as its brown skin camouflaged perfectly with the carpet.
A deadly baby eastern brown snake was found lurking in a teenage girl’s room
Snake hunter Mark Pelley said eastern browns, the second deadliest snake in the world, were not unusual to find.
‘The [eastern brown] is very common. Actually the most common snake I catch,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
Eastern brown snakes can be identified easily as they usually have a the black blotch on their head or a dark neck band.
Mr Pelley said he had captured four baby snakes in the last two days, despite snake season finishing in February.
The eastern brown snake is the second most deadly snake in the world and snake hunter Mark Pelley said they are not unusual to find
EASTERN BROWN SNAKE
They have a prominent dark patch on the top of the head and across the nape, and some hatchlings also have dark bands down the entire length of the body.
These markings fade as they mature, however in some populations the bands are retained into adulthood.
The species is widespread throughout eastern Australia, from northern Queensland to South Australia.
They have the unfortunate distinction of causing more deaths from snake bite than any other species of snake in Australia.
Many bites have been a direct result of people trying to kill these snakes and could obviously have been avoided
Source: Queensland Museum