A homeowner has been given an almighty fright after a surprise visitor arrived for Christmas.
A resident on Sydney‘s north shore was horrified to find a massive red-bellied black snake slithering in their bedroom on Christmas Eve.
The deadly reptile was camouflaged perfectly, but thankfully was spotted and safely removed.
The well-camouflaged snake was found slithering in a home on Sydney’s north shore
The deadly reptile was camouflaged perfectly, but thankfully was spotted and safely removed
Snakes In The City removal services were called to the home in Wahroonga on Sunday after the creature was found.
The 1.3-metre snake was captured and relocated back to nearby bushland in time to enjoy Christmas with its family.
‘Hooked this Red Belly Black off the top of a shoe shelf yesterday straight into the bag, spun the bag, clipped it and brought it home for release today. I’m carrying the bag to the car thinking ‘Damn this things heavy! It must be a huge black snake!’,’ the snake catchers said,
‘So I decide to take a few pics on release today, expecting this monster to fall out of the bag… but nope, turns out I just hooked a pair of shoes in with it.’
Red-bellied black snakes have venom deadly enough to kill humans, but they are on the lower end of the spectrum and are yet to cause a fatality.
They are common to urban areas, especially in Sydney, and are commonly spotted in summer.
Snakes In The City removal services were called to the home in Wahroonga on Sunday after the creature was found
A juvenile red-bellied black snake was found warming in the sun on a pair of thongs on the Sunshine Coast on Christmas
On Christmas Day, a Sunshine Coast couple were shocked to find a red-bellied black snake coiled up on their thongs.
The black-coloured snake was hard to spot, blending in perfectly with the dark shoes.
The photo, posted to the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers page, left many users stunned at how well the snake matched its host.
‘Does it get any more Australian than that?’ the snake catchers captioned the photo.