A massive, deadly eastern brown snake was found slithering under the doona on a Queensland resident’s bed on Monday.
The nightmare discovery of the 183cm-long serpent required experts to be called in, and has prompted locals to check under the covers before hitting the hay.
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The alarming find in the Scenic Rim region in South East Queensland was uncovered when the Maroon resident went to change her bedsheets.
“The owner of the property went in to change the sheets and that’s when she found it,” Zachary from Zachery’s Snake and Reptile Relocation told 7NEWS.com.au.
The Maroon woman was able to calmly trap the snake in the bedroom until experts arrived.
“She just stepped backed, shut the door, put a towel underneath and rang me.”
He said the professional snake catching team “find a lot of snakes inside, but maybe not to the extent of the bed, especially an eastern brown. I have found other snakes in bed – common tree snakes and carpet pythons, those sorts.”
Zachary said the cosy reptile may have been seeking shelter from the heat which reached 30C on Monday.
“Generally, on your really hot days they come inside to seek shelter from the heat,” Zachary said.
Once he arrived at the Maroon residence, Zachary said it was “pretty simple” to safely remove the reptile.
He posted a picture of the frightening find on Facebook, where shocked locals were quick to react.
“Check the bed carefully tonight! This eastern brown snake safely relocated,” the snake catchers wrote on Facebook.
“Glad it was not in my bed I would have died of shock,” one Toowoomba resident said.
“Better check under the covers before bed tonight,” one Brisbane resident commented.
“Mum would be running out of the house and down the road, (and) maybe not come back until she knows if it is safe,” another Brisbane resident said.
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