Aussie family's frightening find in lounge room: 'Hooley dooley'
A Queensland family was forced to call for help last week after leaving the windows and doors of their home open due to the sweltering heat, only to come home to a "feisty" foreigner in their living room.
The hot day had attracted a highly venomous visitor with the frightening moment caught on camera.
After managing to lock the large eastern brown snake in a room and placing a towel under the door, the animal was filmed putting up an "incredible defensive display" when Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers came to the family's rescue.
Snake-catcher Stuart McKenzie told Yahoo News Australia that after opening the French swinging doors of their living room, what the family saw was "quite a surprise."
"We didn't know what we were walking into but we weren't expecting a five foot brown snake to be in a defensive pose just directly behind the doors," he told Yahoo.
As Mr McKenzie tried to wrestle the venomous snake into a bag, the creature started jumping towards him, even lifting its whole body off the ground.
"Hooley dooley, this things getting airborne," he said in the video. "How's this for being in your lounge room."
"The snake was just terrified of us and it was obviously cornered in the house so it had nowhere to go. So it was just showing its defensive pose to try scare me off but of course I was there to catch it," Mr McKenzie said.
The reptile wrangler said the family living on a rural property were "pretty chilled out" with snakes being in their backyard but this was a little too close for comfort.
"When they came back inside the house they saw it cruising around their lounge room," Mr McKenzie explained.
After being captured and released into the wild, the snake quickly and eagerly slithered away.
"It's been locked in a hot house for probably 30 minutes, so it's warm and just wants to get back outside," Mr McKenzie said a video filmed during the release.
Social media users react to brown snake in lounge room
The "intense" video got more than 140,000 views on social media, with many left exhilarated after witnessing the snake being caught.
"He put up a little fight. Love it," one person commented on Facebook.
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"That’s the most aggressive brown I’ve ever seen you do Stu. He wasn't happy," said another.
"Wowza that was hectic AF good job Stu," a third praised.
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