“A brown snake or a tiger snake is at the back of the womb,” said the man to the officer. “I think it bit me. It was in the car with me. ”
The driver, identified as “Jimmy,” used a knife and a seat belt to repel the snake, which had wrapped itself around his leg and was trying to bite him.
After killing the snake, Jimmy threw it behind the back of his ute, an Australian term for a pickup truck, and rushed to the nearest hospital.
The officer called an ambulance and the paramedics determined that Jimmy had not been bitten and was just suffering from a shock.
Brown snakes are considered to be the second most venomous land snake on the planet and are responsible for around 60% of snake-related deaths in Australia.