Checked under the fridge lately? In Australia, you can't be sure what might be living under there.
On example that will surely make the hairs stand on the back of your neck: A deadly and pregnant eastern brown snake hiding under a refrigerator in the Adelaide suburb of Moana.
Snake catcher Rolly Burrell uncovered and removed the female snake on Sunday afternoon, managing to capture the entire event on film in front of the homeowners. Luckily, it was before she laid her eggs.
Snakes like these will sneak their way into homes on a hot day, and the humidity under the fridge makes it an ideal spot for snakes to lay their eggs, which this one certainly was on the cusp of doing so.
Ange Broadstock from Snake Catchers Adelaide told Mashable Australia, "They'll feel the air conditioning coming out of the house, and go for cool areas like tiled floors in a kitchen. They'll go for bathrooms and toilets too."
This pregnant snake was kept by Burrell for a few days as its shed its skin — which occurs before it lays eggs — and went on to lay around 14 eggs. It'll be subsequently released to an area with a good "water and food source, far away from people," Broadstock says. Hopefully where it won't be able to find any fridges.
The eastern brown snake's venom is highly venomous, and is the leading cause of snakebite and snakebite deaths in Australia, according to the Toxinology Department at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.
This is one mum you don't want to mess with.
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