A GOLD Coast mother has had a terrifying encounter with one of the deadliest snakes on the planet after waking to find a large eastern brown inside her house, wrapped around her child’s LEGO set – see the video below.
Professional snake catchers Tony and Brooke Harrison were called out to remove the deadly six-foot serpent from the woman’s home at Tallebudgera on Thursday morning.
The Gold Coast mother had initially mistaken the world’s second-most toxic land animal for a non-venomous common carpet python and was stunned to learn otherwise.
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The eastern brown snake is the second most venomous snake in the world, surpassed only by the Inland Taipan.
Mr Harrison said he could see the blood run out of the woman’s face when he told her it was a brown snake.
Like all their catches, Mrs Harrison filmed the operation on her mobile phone and broadcast it live on the couple’s business Facebook Page ‘Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher‘.
After getting up close to snap a still shot of the reptile “terrorising LEGO city”, Mr Harrison moved in for the catch.
Holding the snake by its tail, Mr Harrison carefully fed the serpent into a large black bag before double locking it and safely removing it from the house.
The rare find comes as winter temperatures soar into the low 30s in parts of the Gold Coast.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, temperatures were expected to max out at 31 degrees in Nerang today.
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