Snake Catcher's Surprise as Red Belly 'Comes Back to Life'

A Queensland snake catcher watched in some surprise as a red-bellied snake he thought was dead “came back to life” while he was preparing to dispose of it.

In footage posted by Stuart McKenzie on Facebook, the snake gradually starts moving, much to his bemusement.

In a post alongside the video on Facebook, McKenzie said, “To my shock and excitement the little red belly was coming back to life before our eyes.”

He added, “The little snake is not out of the woods yet and we are going to get it vet checked but things are looking good. Reptiles are such resilient creatures.” Credit: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 via Storyful