Snake catcher jumps off deck to pounce on venomous serpent

By Ben Hooper  |  Sept. 26, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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Sept. 26 (UPI) -- An Australian snake catcher who spent three days trying to capture a venomous snake hiding under a family's pool finally nabbed the serpent by pouncing on it.

A video posted to Facebook by Stuart McKenzie of The Snake Catcher 24/7 Sunshine Coast shows him perched on the side of a family's pool deck.

After a few seconds of careful waiting, McKenzie jumps off the deck and pounces on the eastern brown snake he had been tracking for three days.

"This is by far the happiest and relieved I have ever been after catching a snake," McKenzie wrote.

"This was the 3rd day in a row I have been to this families home to catch this huge Brown snake and I finally got him. Their above ground pool has some gaps underneath the concrete slab where this huge Brown snake has been hiding. Every time I got close he would duck back in under the concrete slab. I tried everything including flushing him out with water and using a blower to try and disturb him. The final thing left to do was to jump off the edge of the pool and land next to him and grab him when he was out from underneath the slab. And lets just say it worked a treat! Enjoy! :)"

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