Daredevil snake hitchhikes ride with Queensland couple

A daredevil snake has hitchhiked a ride with a Queensland couple and somehow managed to slither its way up to their window in an attempt to take refuge.

The couple were driving in Mackay on September 11 when they filmed frightening incident.

The daredevil snake hitchhiked a ride with the couple who were driving in Mackay on September 11. Photo: YouTube
The daredevil snake hitchhiked a ride with the couple who were driving in Mackay on September 11. Photo: YouTube

In the video, the common green snake appeared to be trapped in between a car's bonnet and grille as its limbless body flapped in the wind from side to side.

The male passenger burst into laughter as the poor reptile tried to free itself from being caught.

"It's foaming at the mouth," the female passenger said. "It's going to die."

Just after the pair discuss ways to free the harmless serpent, it's body whipped back and and forth before it was flung backwards and landed on the windshield.

The snake was thrashed about after it became trapped in between the car bonnet and grille. Photo: YouTube
The snake was thrashed about after it became trapped in between the car bonnet and grille. Photo: YouTube

The female passenger let out a loud gasp when the snake got a grip of the situation and slithered its way up toward the driver's window.

Luckily, the couple's windows were rolled up.

"He's trying to get in," the female passenger said. "I'm nervous."

The pair couldn't contain their laughter as the snake flapped in the wind beside them.

The snake eventually able to get a grip of the situation and slither its way up toward the driver's window. Photo: YouTube
The snake eventually able to get a grip of the situation and slither its way up toward the driver's window. Photo: YouTube

It is believed the snake eventually slithered into a nearby bushland unscathed after the couple pulled over.

Janne Torkkola, from Snake Out Brisbane Snake Catchers, identified the snake as a harmless, non-venomous common tree snake.

"Much of the wriggling behaviour is the snake simply trying to escape, however he appears stuck to the grille or under the hood," Mr Torkkola told Yahoo7.

He said the "thrashing about" may have possibly caused the snake "very serious or fatal internal injuries".

The snake catcher said the couple should have pulled over in a shady area, away from traffic, and waited for the snake to leave on it’s own accord.

"They (common tree snakes) truly mean us no harm and are simply trying to go about their business and avoid us as best they can," he said.

Mr Torkkola has asked motorists to be more aware of native friends on the roads during spring.


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