Deadly brown snake removed from resident's bathtub

By Ben Hooper  |  Nov. 6, 2017 at 1:54 PM
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Nov. 6 (UPI) -- An Australian snake catcher was summoned by a resident who was confronted with a scary sight: a deadly snake slithering around inside the bathtub.

Stuart McKenzie of The Snake Catcher 24/7 - Sunshine Coast posted a photo to Facebook showing the eastern brown snake, known as one of the most venomous snakes in the world, slithering around inside a Kawana resident's tub.

"This is definitely not what you expect to see when you walk into the bathroom," McKenzie wrote. "We have caught many snakes in the bathroom but never an eastern brown in a bath tub."

McKenzie said the snake likely slithered into the bathtub while touring the home and discovered it couldn't get back out.

"I'm nearly positive it just came through an open door," he told the Sunshine Coast Daily.

He said the snake was just over 3 feet long.

"It wasn't a massive snake and they can get way bigger than that -- but obviously they are still highly dangerous and venomous," McKenzie said.

McKenzie said one of his snake catchers was able to catch the serpent safely and relocate it to an outdoor location far from humans.

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