'Crikey': Robert Irwin arrives on scooter to capture snake threatening woman at Australia Zoo

A woman said she was star-struck during a dangerous encounter with a snake at Australia Zoo when none other than Robert Irwin came to her rescue on his scooter.

Carol Crawford said she had just walked into the Sunshine Coast zoo when a little carpet python "reared up" at her from the bush.

Video shows Robert, son of the late Steve Irwin, collecting the snake from the bush carefully and putting it in a black bag.

"Crikey," he seems to say as he puts the snake away.

Robert Irwin carefully removed the snake. Source: Facebook

Ms Crawford says she ran to get a staff member to call someone to remove the snake.

Not long after that Robert had came out of the bush on his scooter.

"He had a sports bag and catches the snake and ran away with it," Ms Crawford laughed.

Robert Irwin is the son of Australian icon Steve Irwin, who died in 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary titled Ocean's Deadliest.

This snake came out of the bushes as a woman was walking by. Source: Facebook

Robert, his sister Bindi and their mother Terri own Australia Zoo.