A mother has discovered one of the world’s most deadly snakes wrapped around her child’s toys at a suburban Gold Coast home.
Snake catchers Tony and Brooke Harrison were called to the Tallebudgera home yesterday afternoon to catch what they had been told was a carpet python.
When they arrived they quickly recognised they were dealing with something much more dangerous an eastern brown snake, the world’s second most toxic land animal. The 1.7m-long male was nestled among toys, but was trying to return outside and continue its primary quest finding a mate.
Like young men in their 20s, snakes “drop common sense” during mating season, Harrison said. “He was on a mission,” he said. “But he was stopped by that invisible barrier called glass.”
The Harrisons bagged the snake without incident. AAP