A snake catcher in Sydney was called to a COVID-19 testing facility earlier this month after staff spotted a number of red-bellied black snakes on the grounds.
Sean Cade, of Australian Snake Catchers, shared footage to Facebook on May 2 showing him expertly catching one of the snakes at the St Marys testing site using a hook and a bin.
Cade told 9News that the facility was temporarily closed until the catchers attended.
He said that they conducted a thorough inspection to ensure no other snakes were around, and said that the snake he caught was later released. Credit: Sean Cade via Storyful
- Curled up.
- Aw, look at it all curled up and acting cute. Aw.
- Oh, [INAUDIBLE] him now.
- Yeah, he's tongue's [INAUDIBLE].
- Maybe it's cold.
- Kill it.
- Don't kill it.
- What does it mean when their tongue comes out?
- You might as well [INAUDIBLE].
- It's testing and tasting and air. Cute little thing, isn't it?
- It's gorgeous.
- See that red belly. [INAUDIBLE].
- There you go.
- Aw, it's beautiful.
- Eh, they kill. That's brand new.
- Brand new?
- How many do they have when they have their babies?
- Between 12 and 20.
- Oh, wow.
- Could it kill you?
- No, it'll make you sick.
- What about a full grown one?
- Oh, potentially, yeah. But generally, no. Wanna stand up again?
- A tourniquet above the bite.
- No, no.
- I'll show you.
- I can't believe [INAUDIBLE].
- You wouldn't have been [INAUDIBLE] hopefully. Big bag for a little snake.