A woman “got a hell of a fright” after she found a deadly snake slithering inside the glove box of her car in the Australian town of Clarendon.
The unidentified woman was driving when she realized there was a snake inside the glove box. She then managed to pull over in front of a medical store and contact experts who sent snake catcher Andrew Smedley to the location.
The video of the removal of the Red-Bellied Black snake went viral after it was posted on Facebook by Smedley.
“The lady driving obviously got a hell of a fright as she seen it coming out while driving & pulled in to the chemist. I opened up the glove box and there it was sitting nice and content,” Smedley wrote in the post. “It’s usually a nightmare to find a snake when its got in to a car but luckily found this guy pretty quickly. Busy day.”
The viral video shows Smedley holding the snake and slowly trying to pull it out. Social media users were terrified after seeing clip of the reptile.
“That is my worst nightmare,” one user commented, while another one wrote, “I would have to sell off the car.”
Many users wondered how the snake got inside the glove box of the car.
To this, Smedley answered, “It would have climbed up one of the tires & into the engine most likely, they can squeeze their way into the smallest of gaps.”
Following this, a user commented, “Stuff that! My windows are going up from now on.”
It was not clear what happened to the snake after it was removed from the car.
Earlier this month, snake catcher Stuart McKenzie found a huge Red-Bellied Black snake on a school campus in Nambour, Australia. The snake was spotted in a creek behind the school and was caught following a 10-minute rescue operation.
Speaking to International Business Times about the rescue operation, McKenzie said, “The snake was right down the back and took off down a hill and went in a creek and I jumped in the shallow creek to catch it.”
He also posted a photo holding the huge venomous reptile on Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7’s Facebook page.