A terrified mother has taken extreme measures to protect her family after finding a huge snake in her baby’s cot.
The Melbourne woman was left in a state of shock last month when she discovered the deadly eastern brown snake taking a rest in her home, the Heidelberg Leader reports.
Just moments after placing her three-month-old in bed, the mum spotted the reptile which had come out of hiding from underneath the mattress forcing her to flee her home in tears with her child. The snake even reportedly pooed in the cot after hearing the mum’s screams.
Speaking to the publication following the terrible ordeal Snake catcher Heath Morehu from Heaths Snake Control said the woman claimed she never wanted to return home with two snake appearances in a matter of days.
He explained she was obviously shocked by what had occurred and frightened at the possibility that the snake could have killed her beloved child.
“Removalists are going to come and collect all of her stuff,” Morehu explained to the Heidelberg Leader.
“She told me: ‘no that’s it’. She’s not going back in there. They will be putting the house on the market.”
Unfortunately, this was just one of many snake sightings in Australia over the past few months with the warm weather luring the creatures out of hiding.
Just last week an Adelaide resident got a nasty shock when they discovered a highly dangerous brown snake seeking refuge in their kitchen’s sink pipes.
Snake Catchers Adelaide was called out to the Coromandel Valley property in the city’s south east after the reptile was spotted popping its head out.
In a video shared on the company’s Facebook page, the slippery creature can be seen slithering out slightly into the sink before retreating quickly back into the pipe while the snake catcher tries to coax it out by tapping on the pipes.
“‘I have a snake in my kitchen sink’… A call from Coromandel Valley yesterday morning, an interesting situation to say the least,” the post read. “It must have come up through the breather of the septic system possibly.”
Unfortunately the snake appears to be far too comfortable in its new home, staying firmly inside the pipe and making the situation much more difficult for the snake catcher.
After many failed attempts to lure the creature out, the catcher is forced to remove the entire grid. In a second video posted on the company’s Facebook page, he can then be seen carefully carrying the pipe outside.
The snake catcher then proceeds to use a hook to try and lure the reptile out which has curled itself tightly into a small area. After unscrewing parts of the pipe the creature is finally removed and carefully placed in a bag out of harms way.