Snake attacks driver

Australia is home to 5 of the top 6 most poisonous land snakes in the world. Number three is the eastern brown snake…not something you’d want to find in your car as you’re driving at 100km/hr (62miles/hr). But that’s exactly what happened to one bloke recently.

He was on a main inland road (shown on map) – but in Oz, that means pretty isolated.

He’s incredibly lucky. I wouldn’t have wanted to be in his shoes. To see what happened, watch the video below (don’t worry, it’s not scary or gross)…

Body cam footage released by the Queensland Police shows what happened

Obviously it’s illegal to speed. It’s also illegal to kill a snake (to kill any native animal in fact). But under the circumstances all fines were waived.

I haven’t had a snake make its way into my car, but I have had to remove them from a lot of other places (more of that one day).

Have you ever found an unwanted visitor in something of yours?

9 comments on “Snake attacks driver

  1. OOOOOO NOOOOO ugh this is why I can’t go anywhere hot because I would have flipped the car from my reaction to it.

    Once, I was driving and had a friend in the car and a spider was coming down from the rearview mirror and she FLIPPED out! I mean like seatbelt was off, whipping her hands all over the place, climbing up on her seat. For a little tiny spider the size of a pencil eraser. It was so overdramatic and from a 20-year-old it was so dangerous. Like I get it, you don’t like spiders but calm the frig out – you almost caused us to crash.

    • Then wait until I get around to talking about my snake experiences… To be honest, the snakes don’t worry me too much, it’s the ticks I don’t like. They are tiny and burrow in. I had one on the edge of my belly button which I didn’t notice for a week (it must have been a teeny speck when it latched on), then one day it was suddenly engorged *shudder*. Luckily all the ticks I’ve had have been scrub ticks or cattle ticks (not paralysis ticks!). Once I had over 100 on my legs…

  2. AAAHHHHH oh goodness NOOOOO

    Ticks are a huge thing here. Apparently Canada doesn’t treat lime disease and people have to go to the USA to get treatment for it? Idk what that’s all about but WOW. Kind of scares me a little bit but I’m such a city girl now that I’m not sure where I would come into contact with them LOL

    Snakes are UGH to me. I have inherited my mother’s fear of them and no thank you! Snakes and frogs. GROSSSSSS

    • Lyme disease isn’t recognised by many governments/health authorities. Sounds like Canadian government doesn’t recognise it so they have to go to US.

      I totally *love* frogs!

  3. You really have some dangerous flora and fauna in Australia, haven’t you?

    • We do. I think the difference between our deadly and your deadly is that ours are all small and easily missed and get into our houses easily. Bit hard to miss a bear or mountain lion…

  4. Oh man, that’s scary. My roommate had rats invade her car, but they hid so that was more of a mess than anything.

    • Ugh that would be messy or smelly. Getting a snake inside is hard because you suddenly see their shedded skin one day, but can’t see the snake (happened to us, found the skin on a bookshelf).

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