A venomous red-bellied black snake has been found in classroom at a Queensland school.
The poisonous snake was discovered by a teacher sitting at her desk at the Noosa Christian College this week.
A reptile catcher released footage of the moment he captured the snake using a stick, twirled it around in his hand and lured it into a black bag.
A venomous red-bellied black snake (pictured) was discovered under the desk by a teacher at Noosa Christian College
‘The teacher was sitting at her desk when she looked down at her feet and saw a snake head poking around the corner by her feet,’ he said.
‘Lucky for her this gorgeous animal was very shy and quickly went back into cover,’ he said.
‘Absolutely beautiful snake, red bellies are my favourite.’
Footage shows him using a stick to lure the snake from under the desk, which he described as an ‘interesting place’ to find the snake.
A local snake catcher (pictured) twirled the snake around his hand before he captured it in a bag
The teacher was sitting at her desk when she looked down at her feet and saw a snake head poking around the corner
He is shown twirling the snake around his hand and then finally seizing the reptile into his black bag.
‘Of all the places for a red belly black snake to be, under the desk here is very interesting,’ he said.
The venom from a red-bellied black snake is extremely toxic and can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches and diarrhea in bite victims.
The snake is often found in woodlands, forests and swampland in eastern Australia, and is one of Australia’s most common snakes.
The snake catcher described under the desk as an ‘interesting’ place for a snake to be found
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