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Reptile catchers remove venomous snake from little girl's night light

By Ben Hooper
Reptile catchers remove venomous snake from little girl's night light
A venomous brown tree snake dangles from a night light over a young girl's bed in Australia. Screenshot: Tony Harrison/YouTube

BEECHMONT, Australia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A pair of reptile handlers in Australia were called to a family's Queensland home to remove a highly venomous brown snake found dangling over a child's bed.

Tony Harrison posted a video to YouTube showing the 1 a.m. call he and Brooke Smith took last week at a Beechment home where a family found a brown tree snake dangling from the night light over their young daughter's bed.

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"This brown tree snake was in a night light above a little girls pillow at 1 am..... a little disturbing," Harrison wrote in the video's description.

Smith jokes in the video that the snake is a "funny-looking extension cord."

Smith knocks the snake out of the light's shade and picks it up off the ground before placing it carefully in a sack.

Harrison said it can be difficult to "100 percent" snake-proof an Australian home.

"Leaving the job in Beechmont we [saw] six snakes on the road they live on," Harrison told Mashable.

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