Australian man planks next to endangered snake in the road

By Ben Hooper
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June 8 (UPI) -- An Australian man who spotted a massive endangered python slithering across a road did the most logical thing -- planking next to the snake.

Tracey Heimberger posted a photo to Facebook on Tuesday showing Matthew Bager planking -- lying flat on his stomach -- next to a Pilbara rock olive python slithering across a road in Western Australia.


"Matthew Bager you're a legend!!" Heimberger wrote.

"For those of you who aren't aware- the Pilbara Rick Olive Python is an endangered species. Matthew waited with the python until it got off the road safely. For those of you who aren't from the local area- this road is very busy especially at shift changeover & during the day (with tourists & general public).

Being aware of the environment you work in is important. Especially when the environment is on Traditional Owner Country & everything on the country connects to Aboriginal culture. Pilbara Rock Olive Pythons are protected & important to Pilbara Traditional Owners. In fact pythons created all the water ways in Australia, according to all of our groups ancestral stories about creation."

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