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Snake was rescued out of a beer can in Melbourne

This is the moment a tiger snake had to be rescued out of a Carlton Draught beer can at Wyndham Vale in Victoria.

The venomous reptile from the Melbourne suburb was saved after it became stuck in the can.

Stewy ‘the Snake Catcher’ Gatt was called to Wyndham Vale in Victoria to rescue the serpent after it became trapped. 

The tiger snake was rescued by the professional snake handler after it became stuck in the can 

He used pliers to cut a hole in the Carlton can for the tiger snake to slither out. 

The distressed reptile was quick to strike at Stewy, the can and even itself when it was partially released. 

Wyndham locals attempted to free the poisonous snake from the footpath on Black Forest Drive and McGrath Road but called the professional handler for back-up.

‘If you come across a snake in a similar situation, the best thing to do, is to call a snake catcher immediately,’ he wrote on Facebook.

Stewy Gatt has been handling snakes for ten years. 

He told Daily Mail Australia it was not unlikely to find snakes in trouble like this.

‘It does happen regularly to find snakes in different kinds of rubbish,’ he said. 

The tiger snake may have become stuck for three reasons according to the professional snake handler.

‘It could have been because of the warmth of the can, it could have been attracted to the liquid or another reason is because it’s a dark hole to hide in,’ he said. 

Stewy 'the Snake Catcher' used pliers to release the tiger snake from the Carlton can 

Stewy ‘the Snake Catcher’ used pliers to release the tiger snake from the Carlton can 

Wyndham Vale is close to a swamp and is prone to tiger and brown snakes in the area.

Stewy said the situation with the snake was ‘dangerous’ and advises to call a professional if you see a snake in a position like this.

‘Snakes get a bad rap, everyday we try and educate people that they are dangerous but they are dangerous if they are threatened,’ he said.  

The tiger snake was released today within five kilometres of where it was found.


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