Brisbane: black, red-bellied snake sticks its head out of a woman’s glove box as it descends the highway

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The woman was driving on a busy highway last month when she spotted the deadly snake 'moving towards her leg'



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Stop the car! Driver descending busy highway looks down to see deadly SNAKE sticking its head out of its glove compartment

  • Red-bellied black snake popped its head out of a woman’s glove box last month
  • The woman was driving on a busy highway when she saw the deadly snake
  • Snake catcher was called but it took half an hour before he could remove the reptile

A motorist had a chance to escape after spotting one of the world’s deadliest snakes sticking its head out of his car’s glove box as it drove down a busy highway.

The driver was on her way to the Logan Expressway in Brisbane last month during rush hour traffic when she spotted the 1.5m-long black red-bellied snake.

Despite being inches from the deadly reptile, the woman calmly pulled over to the side of the freeway and trapped the snake under a bag.

Snake catcher Allan Johnson from Allan’s Snake and Reptile Relocation rushed to the scene, but it took the expert half an hour to remove the poisonous reptile.

Sharing video of the horrific encounter, Mr Johnson said the woman quickly stopped after noticing the snake ‘moving towards her leg’.

“It was a race against time to get the snake out from behind the glove box,” he said.

“The snake was finally released into the bush after about 30 minutes of working out of the vehicle.

“It was a call I will never forget!

Mr Johnson told the Courier Mail the woman had spotted the deadly snake in her car days earlier.

Snake catcher Allan Johnson tries to remove the black red-bellied snake from the woman’s glove box

“She called two snake hunters, who couldn’t find him, and even thought she was going crazy and imagining things,” he said.

Black red-bellied snakes are found along the east coast of Australia and in southeastern South Australia.

They can grow up to two meters in length, and although they are not aggressive, they can cause severe pain and illness to humans if bitten.

No deaths of black red-bellied snakes have been recorded in Australia, but many bite victims will end up in hospital.

The woman was driving on a busy highway last month when she spotted the deadly snake 'moving towards her leg'

The woman was driving on a busy highway last month when she spotted the deadly snake “moving towards her leg”

BLACK SNAKES WITH RED BELLS

These snakes are one of the poisonous snakes found along the east coast of Australia and in the southeast of South Australia.

They can grow to over two meters in length and are often found in urban areas

Bites can cause serious illness and injury to victims, although there have been no recorded deaths from the snake in Australia

Black red-bellied snakes are not known to be aggressive, but can attack if they feel threatened.

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