The mother, named Meg, sent the video to 2GB radio after discovering the snake curled up among toys in her daughter’s bedroom.
Meg said she initially nearly picked up the snake, not realising what it was. “It was later on Friday night, when I was putting the girls to bed, I stepped over a few toys because they were playing with a few friends that afternoon,” Meg told 2GB’s breakfast show host Ben Fordham on Monday morning. “I thought it was a shoelace and I was going to pick it up, but I decided to turn the light on and see what it was.”
Meg’s footage shows the snake poised with its neck arched up before it strikes sharply at objects away from the camera. It is then seen hovering in the room, hissing.
Meg managed to catch the snake in a clear container and then do a Google search to determine the species, before releasing it to a tree outside.