Couple Finds Deadly Snake In Bed. Photos Will Haunt Your Dreams

The eastern brown snake is considered to be the world's second most venomous snake

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Couple Finds Deadly Snake In Bed. Photos Will Haunt Your Dreams

The snake was removed safely and relocated.

If you were looking for yet another reason to not move to Australia, we have one right here. A couple from Brisbane received the shock of their life when they found the world's second most venomous snake - an eastern brown snake - hiding in their bed. A post shared on Facebook by Elite Snake Catching Services on September 20 says that the snake was found in the unnamed couple's bedroom. "Not exactly the best place to encounter a highly venomous snake," they write.

While eastern brown snakes are generally not aggressive and prefer to stay away from humans, 'in a situation like this the outcome could have been unfavourable', says Elite Snake Catchers.

In this case, thankfully, the 4.5-foot-long reptile was removed safely and relocated.
 
 
 


The Facebook post, meanwhile, has gone viral with over 2,300 reactions and more than 2,000 shares.

"Great. So now in addition to checking my shoes, and the toilet, for snakes, I also need to pat down my bed," writes one commenter. "That's it!!! From now on sleeping with all windows / doors closed!!" says another.

Eastern brown snakes can grow up to a length of 7 feet, and their venom causes the blood to clot heavily, according to the Telegraph.
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