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Australians are forced to deal with monstrous creatures on a regular basis. Whether it’s a giant huntsman spider lurking just out the window or venomous snakes masquerading as sticks in their yard, Australian residents are hardened to the facts of nature in the southern hemisphere. While they will be the first to tell you that you shouldn’t worry and come to visit them anyway, the photo evidence coming out of the country on a regular basis is enough to keep the most tough-minded people away. Perhaps this is why Australians are a well-traveled bunch. They need a break from all the venomous critters every once in a while. I don’t blame them. But when Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catchers were called to a local residence not long ago, they stepped into a situation that was not only terrifying, it was downright wrong. A venomous brown tree snake was living under the ring of a family’s toilet bowl. And it was ready to strike the next person who used it.
Just knowing that snakes hide in toilet bowls in Australia is enough to keep tourists away. Or at least more constipated during their visits to the country.
Because they wanted to share their day to day with the world, the snake catchers shared a live stream video of their removal of the brown tree snake from the toilet bowl. And while the family must be happy to have the snake gone from their home, other homeowners are probably looking twice or three times before they sit down on their porcelain throne – whether they live in Australia or the United States.
In the video, the snake catcher grabs the snake and then says, “Can you imagine waking up early in the morning, sitting on the toilet and then this pops up between your legs?”
That question alone has me looking around my desk at work trying to make sure no snakes snuck inside. My coworker was just telling me a story about how she spotted a snake over the weekend. I hope it didn’t sneak back to the office with her…
The snake catcher continues, “I’m going to have to stick my hand in there and hope he doesn’t bite. Here’s the sharp end, he’s going to come out swinging.”
While the snake is a terrifying thing to find in your toilet, the experts were able to remove it in a matter of three minutes or so. After he got it out of the bowl, he placed it into a bag to take to a safe drop off location far from people.
I don’t know about you, but waking up to a snake in my toilet bowl would be a nightmare come true. And when I saw this video at first, I was ready for it to be over. But I couldn’t stop watching. I don’t know what was wrong with me, but I couldn’t turn away.
When you watch this clip below, just imagine what life must be like in Australia. Although a venomous snake in the porcelain throne is not necessarily an everyday occurrence down under, it does happen.
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