CLARENCE TOWN, Australia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- An Australian pest management worker shared video of a deadly eastern brown snake trying unsuccessfully to sink its teeth into the lens of a camera.
William Marmulla, a worker with Native and Feral Pest Management, said the GoPro camera he used to film the snake outside Clarence Town, near Newcastle, was attached to the end of a 10-foot pole to ensure he didn't accidentally take a dose of the snake's venom.
"Most snakes, if you go near them, will avoid you, but eastern brown snakes are the second most venomous land snake in the world, and the most dangerous on the east cost of Australia," Marmulla said. "If an eastern brown wants to go where you are, they will just go, and if you get in their way they may strike at you."
The video description on YouTube warns viewers not to attempt to duplicate the stunt.
"Please DO NOT try this, we are professional snake handlers. If you have a pest problem at your place, we service Newcastle and the Hunter," the description reads.