Rescuers free venomous snake from tangled netting in Australia

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 10, 2016 at 10:37 AM

SOMERSBY, Australia, March 10 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Australia saved a venomous red-bellied black snake from some tangled-up netting and shared video of the rescue online.

Tim Faulkner, general manager of the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales, posted a video to Facebook showing snake keepers at the park carefully working to free a red-bellied black snake from the netting.

One of the workers keeps a hold of the snake's head to keep it from biting during the rescue.

Faulkner said in a comment that all of the snakes rescued by the group are released "back out into the wild straight away."

The Australian Reptile Park staff saved another red-bellied black snake - this time from netting!

Posted by Tim Faulkner on Thursday, February 18, 2016
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