Ssssstop the car! Driver flying down a busy freeway looks down to see a deadly SNAKE popping its head out of her glovebox
- Red-bellied black snake popped its head out of a woman’s glove box last month
- The woman was driving down a busy motorway when she saw the deadly snake
- Snake catcher was called but it took half an hour before he could remove reptile
A motorist has had a lucky escape after spotting one of the world’s deadliest snakes pop its head out of her car’s glove box while she drove down a busy motorway.
The driver was heading down the Logan Motorway in Brisbane last month during peak hour traffic when she caught sight of the 1.5m long red-bellied black snake.
Despite being just inches away from the deadly reptile, the woman calmly pulled over to the side of the motorway and trapped the snake underneath a bag.
Snake catcher, Allan Johnson, from Allan’s Snake and Reptile Relocation rushed to the scene but it took the expert half an hour to remove the venomous reptile.
Sharing a video of the horrifying encounter, Mr Johnson said the woman quickly pulled over after noticing the snake was ‘moving towards her leg’.
‘It was a race against time to get the snake out from behind the glovebox,’ he said.
‘The snake was finally released back into the bush after about 30 minutes of working him out of the vehicle.
‘This was a call I will never forget!’
Mr Johnson told the Courier Mail the woman spotted the deadly snake in her car a few days earlier.
Snake catcher Allan Johnson is seen trying to remove the red-bellied black snake from the woman’s glove box
‘She called two snake catchers, who couldn’t find it, and even thought she was going crazy and imagining things,’ he said.
Red-bellied black snakes are found along the east coast of Australia and in south-eastern South Australia.
They can grow up to two-metres long and while they aren’t aggressive, they can cause severe pain and illness to humans if bitten.
There has been no recorded deaths from red-bellied black snakes in Australia but many bite victims will find themselves in hospital.
The woman had been driving down a busy motorway last month when she spotted the deadly snake ‘moving towards her leg’
RED-BELLIED BLACK SNAKES
These snakes are one of the venomous snakes found along the east coast of Australia and in south-eastern South Australia
They can grow to more than two metres long and are often found in urban areas
Bites can leave victims with serious illness and injury although there has been no recorded deaths from the snake in Australia
Red-bellied black snakes aren’t known to be aggressive but can attack if they feel threatened