Terrified woman discovers a deadly red bellied black snake curled up next to her bed
- A terrified woman discovers a deadly red bellied black snake in her bedroom
- She woke up and saw her dog staring intently at her bed on Thursday morning
- The snake was seen slithering about and eventually resting by her bedside table
- She called Wild Snake Catchers and the snake was captured and taken away
- Another snake was removed from the back of her property just two weeks ago
A terrified woman has discovered a deadly red bellied black snake in her bedroom.
The resident woke up on a Thursday morning and found that her dog was staring intently at her bed.
She immediately contacted Wild Snake Catchers upon finding the snake curled up by her bedside table.
A red bellied black snake was also caught at the back of the same property just two weeks ago in Holsworthy, a suburb located in Sydney’s south west.
A terrified woman has discovered a deadly red bellied black snake in her Holsworthy bedroom (pictured)
Snake-catcher Kane Durrant (pictured) from emergency rescue service Wild Snake Catchers said the capture was ‘very quick and painless’
Snake-catcher Kane Durrant from emergency rescue service Wild Snake Catchers said the capture was ‘very quick and painless’.
Upon entering the bedroom, Mr Durrant turned on the lights and was told that the 1.2 metre snake had slithered to the right side of the room.
The video, posted on the Wild Snake Catchers Facebook page, showed that the snake slithered underneath the bed just as Mr Durrant approached.
He went to the other side of the bed with his snake handling equipment ready.
He eventually took hold of the snake by the tail and deftly placed it inside the bag.
‘Sometimes it can take much longer but luckily today the snake was out and about and the resident had closed the door and kept an eye on the exit,’ he told the Daily Telegraph.
Mr Durrant said it was common to find snakes inside homes because of the soaring temperatures outside.
‘I guess the bedroom is quite scary as you sleep in there and should feel safe. Hot weather like this week can push snakes indoors searching for a cool spot to rest,’ he said.
Mr Durrant eventually took hold of the snake by the tail and deftly placed it inside the bag (pictured)
The red bellied black snake is often one to two metres in length and is a familiar sight in eastern Australia (stock image)
The public is advised not to approach snakes should they find it in their homes and to call snake catching services instead.
The red bellied black snake is often one to two metres in length and is a familiar sight in eastern Australia.
The red bellied black snake primarily resides in moist habitats, such as streams, swamps, lagoons and forests.
The snake also frequently inhabits deserted properties and rural lands.