Family discover one of the world’s deadliest snakes curled up in one of their children’s shoes – as experts reveal why their choice of flooring could have tempted the serpent to come inside
- An Eastern Brown snake was fond inside a child’s shoe in Buderim, southern QLD
- A video on Wednesday showed specialists relocating the snake for the family
- Specialists applauded the family for keeping distance and calling professionals
A highly-dangerous baby eastern brown snake left a family terrified after making its way into their home and setting up camp in a child’s shoe.
Footage showed the snake curled up inside a child’s Croc-style shoe in Buderim on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The family called in specialist snake removalists after finding a ‘brown-coloured snake’ moving throughout their home.
A bold baby eastern brown snake made its way into a home and set up camp in a child’s shoe before a specialist relocated the reptile
The snake was shown in a video curled up inside a child’s Croc-style shoe in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast in south-east Queensland
One of the removalists said the snake was likely easily moving throughout the home due to their flooring choices.
‘It’s on the move big time,’ he said.
‘They’ve got tiles and they reckon it’s sliding around through the lounge room and dining room.’
The family called in specialists due to concern for the safety of their two children and a new puppy.
The removalists said the snake was either likely a Keelback or an eastern brown as they made their way to the home.
The Keelback is a small and non-venomous snake found in northern and eastern Queensland, Western Australia and north-east New South Wales.
On the other end of the scale, the eastern brown is a highly-venomous snake common throughout eastern Australia – specifically Tasmania.
A family made a call to specialist snake removalist after finding a ‘brown coloured snake’ moving throughout their home
The eastern brown snake has the second most toxic venom in the world, second to the Australian Inland Taipan
The Eastern Brown snake has the second most toxic venom in the world, second to the Australian Inland Taipan.
Unfortunately, the two removalists quickly identified the shoe-loving snake as an Eastern Brown.
Using a pole they picked up the shoe and placed it into a large bag where the snake revealed itself.
Although it was only a ‘foot or two long’ the specialists acted with caution.
The removalists applauded the family for recognising the threat and keeping distance from the snake
The removalists took the eastern brown to unidentified bushland where they released him from a safe distance.
They applauded the family for recognising the threat and keeping distance from the snake.
‘You guys did so well to keep your distance and watch out,’ one said.