Terrifying discovery in family's backyard pool

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

A family were shocked to discover a deadly snake going for a dip in their swimming pool on Tuesday afternoon.

The eastern brown snake was found chucking a lap in the suburb of Marino in Adelaide, Snake Catchers Adelaide posted on Facebook.

“Too bad it was in the overflow channel of a family pool!”, they wrote alongside a video of the highly-venomous snake wading its way through the water.

Locals commented on the footage, urging others to keep out eye out because “the little buggers seen to be everywhere this summer”.

The eastern brown snake is seen in the family's pool runoff. Source: Snake Catchers Adelaide
A family were shocked to discover a deadly snake going for a dip in their swimming pool on Tuesday afternoon. Source: Snake Catchers Adelaide

“They are definitely not afraid of close communities,” one man said.

“They need to concrete a slope going in, then whatever slides or crawls in can slide back out,” a woman wrote.

“Anyone for a swim?” a second woman joked.

Snake Catchers Adelaide has posted numerous calls outs for eastern browns on their social media in the past week.

On Monday, the catchers removed a “gorgeous little brown snake” safely from a Mawson Lakes home.

A photo shows the snake curls up in the corner of a sliding door frame.

On Saturday, a brown snake was removed from a tyre near a horse water trough on a rural property in Woodcroft.

A day earlier another eastern brown slithered into a man’s shed as the owner was watering their garden right to it, the catchers said.

Eastern browns, which are predominately found along Australia’s east and south coast, are seen in high volumes in spring, followed by autumn and summer/winter.

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