A shocked mother found one of the most dangerous snakes in the world in a drawer in her three-year-old son’s bedroom.
The five foot long Eastern Brown Snake, the second most venomous snake in the world, was discovered among the child’s socks and pants in a drawer in the family’s Australian home.
Famous Aussie snake catcher Mark Pelley, who is based in Melbourne, came to the rescue of the family after it was thought the mum carried the snake into the house in a washing basket.
Pelley, known as The Snake Hunter by locals, was filmed recovering the dangerous reptile from drawer and putting it out of harm’s way. Brown snakes are notorious for being fast-moving and aggressive, so Pelley had to take every precaution to keep everyone safe.
He said: “Oh there it is. A brown snake in an underwear drawer, that’s not something you see every day.”
The notorious snake handler shared the video of the brave rescue on his Facebook and TikTok pages.
Some of Pelley’s followers were quick to comment on the rescue. Colette said: “I’m pretty impressed with how neatly folded her son’s underwear is.”
Mike wrote: “One of the many reasons why I have decided NOT to emigrate to Australia!”