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Luke Huntley from Snake Catcher Noosa in Australia shared a photo on Facebook of a highly venomous eastern small-eyed snake that had crawled into a woman’s handbag.
“Eastern small eyeds are nocturnal, highly venomous and capable of inflicting a fatal bite,” Snake Catcher Noosa wrote on Facebook.
The resident was from Noosa Waters in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region when the incident took place. She explained that she left the handbag outside on the patio overnight and the next morning when she went to get her bag, she opened it to find this deadly critter inside.
“Keep shoes, bags and anything that our wild friends might see as a warm home inside and this won’t happen to you,” they added.
Fortunately, she didn’t put her hand in there and missed a potentially fatal bite. However, she did call Luke who drove out to her house to capture and relocate the animal. Luke said they get calls like this all the time from people finding snakes in weird places. He added that she was very lucky that she didn’t reach her hand into the bag.
“Snakes get into things all the time, especially when you leave things outside. It’s a very good lesson and reminder to keep anything inside that you don’t want to share with the wildlife,” Snake Catcher Noosa said.