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Venomous snake relocated after cat fight in Australia

By Ben Hooper
Venomous snake relocated after cat fight in Australia
A red-bellied black snake relocated after getting into a scuffle with an Australian family's cat. Screenshot: Storyful

MUJIMBA, Australia, May 31 (UPI) -- An Australian snake catcher who ensnared a red-bellied black snake that got into a scuffle with a cat shared a video showing how venomous snakes are released.

Max Jackson of Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 said in a video posted to Facebook that he captured the red-bellied black snake in Mujimba after residents found their cat hissing threateningly at the serpent.

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The cat was pulled inside by its owners and was not injured, Jackson said.

"A lucky escape for both parties!" he wrote in the post.

Jackson used a pole and his hands to remove the snake from the sack it was stored in post-capture.

The "pretty placid" snake was released in a wooded area filled with frogs, a food of choice for the venomous animals.

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