Be sure to double-check the bed tonight. An Australian snake whisperer used those remarks after rescuing a woman from a lifetime of nightmares by removing one of the world’s most poisonous snakes from under her bed.
Professional snake catcher and proprietor of Boonah’s Zachery’s Snake and Reptile Removal, Zachary Richards, said, “It’s not the first time I’ve encountered an eastern brown, but definitely a first time for being in the bed.”
Richards stated that on Monday 20 March, a woman contacted him via Facebook asking for assistance in finding a local snake catcher to remove the eastern brown snake that had found its way into her bed.
When Richards arrived, “she was waiting outside for me,” he told FOX Weather. Towel beneath the door? That was her secret weapon.
Richards moved back, yanked the towel away, and pushed the door open. He chuckled and said, “It was just sitting on the bed, absolutely happy to sit there and watch me.” I’ve seen copper pythons and other snakes in the bedroom before, but never anything lethal.
According to Richards, the weather was warm at the time, so the snake probably came inside to cool down.
“(It) figured since it was already in there, it may as well take a nap in the bed,” he explained.
The eastern brown snake has a reputation for being exceedingly poisonous and hazardous to humans and animals.
The Queensland Department of Environment and Science reports that this species is primarily nocturnal, preferring to hunt at night. The snake will bite if it feels threatened. They can reach a maximum length of about 5 feet on average. If you come across an eastern brown, as Richards advised, you should leave it alone.
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