‘Burn the house down’: Australia’s deadliest snake is discovered lurking outside a horrified family’s sliding door – and he’s not a little one
- A gigantic Eastern brown snake was found at Sunshine Coast family home
- Professional snake catchers were called to the home to remove the snake
- Eastern browns cause more Aussie deaths each year than any other serpent
An enormous Eastern brown snake has been discovered lurking at the base of a family’s sliding doors.
The deadly reptile, the second most venomous snake in the world, was found outside a home in Reesville on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
A Queensland family discovered the enormous Eastern brown snake (pictured, above) outside their Reesville home.
The Eastern brown snake is known for being bad-tempered, aggressive and fast moving.
Easter browns prefer to live in populated areas and are most commonly discovered by Aussie’s in their sheds or houses during Spring and Summer months.
The poisonous snake was enjoying the sun when it was found coiled in between the sliding doors leading into the family home (pictured, above)
The increased rainfall during Australia’s wet summer, created by a La Nina weather event, has created the perfect environment for Aussie snakes, providing dense grasslands for the active serpents.
The venom of the Eastern brown snake is the second most toxic of land snakes worldwide and can cause paralysis if not treated in time.
More than 3,000 Australians are bitten by snakes each year, with up to 100 venomous species Australia-wide.
While one online commentator praised the reptile, calling the snake ‘a beautiful beast’ other commenters were less impressed, saying they would ‘burn the house down’.
EASTERN BROWN SNAKES
The Eastern brown snake is one of the most venomous snakes in Australia, becoming particularly active in hot summer months.
Australia is home to over 100 species of venomous snakes
These snake bites can cause moderate to severe symptoms
Aussies are urged to treat every snakebite seriously to avoid fatalities and to always seek medical attention
Source: St John Victoria
Professional snake wrangler Dave from the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers was able to successfully relocate the deadly animal (pictured, above)