The driver, a 27-year-old man identified only as “Jimmy” in a press release released on Tuesday, was driving on the Dawson Highway in Queensland at 100 kilometers an hour (62 mph) when he noticed a reptile in the vehicle.
“The more I moved my legs… it was just starting to wrap around me. His head was just starting to hit the chair (from the driver’s seat) between my legs, “said Jimmy in the statement.
He then used a safety belt and a knife nearby to fight him – while trying to stop the car.
“A brown snake or a tiger snake is in the back of the truck (truck), I think he bit me, he was in the car with me”, can we hear Jimmy as the officer arrested in a video released by police on Tuesday. “You can feel my heart, buddy. ”
The officer saw the dead snake lying in the back of the truck and called for help. When the paramedics arrived, they determined that Jimmy had not been bitten but was in shock.
“It was pretty terrifying, I’ve never been so happy to see red and blue lights,” said Jimmy in the video.