Snake Catcher Removes Keelback From Retirement Village Elevator

A snake catcher said he was called out to remove a nonvenomous keelback who ended up in an elevator in a retirement village in the Durack area of Brisbane, Queensland, on May 1.

Bryce Lockett shot this video as he swooped down to grab the wriggling snake from the elevator floor.

Queensland officials say keelbacks, also known as freshwater snakes, are nonvenomous and are found in coastal areas of northern Australia. Credit: Bryce Lockett via Storyful

Video transcript

- I think I said it. Be careful, gentlemen.

BRYCE LOCKETT: So is he actually in the lift?

- Yeah.

BRYCE LOCKETT: Yeah, righty-o.

- He should be still there, because there's no way out.

BRYCE LOCKETT: Oh yeah, there he is. [INAUDIBLE] open the door [INAUDIBLE].

- Really, really. I think I said it. Be careful, gentlemen.

BRYCE LOCKETT: So is he actually in the lift?

- Yeah.

BRYCE LOCKETT: Yeah, righty-o.

- He should be still there because there's no way out.

BRYCE LOCKETT: Oh yeah, there he is.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Really, really. I think I said it. Be careful, gentlemen.

BRYCE LOCKETT: So is he actually in the lift?

- Yeah.

BRYCE LOCKETT: Yeah, righty-o.

- He should be still there because there's no way out.

BRYCE LOCKETT: Oh, yeah. There he is.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Really, really.

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