In Australia, snakes may be found almost everywhere. Residents sometimes find these spooky reptiles prowling about in their homes and businesses, which is a huge reason for anxiety in the nation. One such burglar recently entered a man's home in Hervey Bay, Queensland. After stepping on a snake in his house by mistake, the guy found it. He retaliated by biting the snake, which led to his being sent to the hospital right away, according to Newsweek.
The victim grabbed the snake and put it in a jar before going to the hospital to show the doctors what bit him. In order to remove the reptile, snake-catcher Drew Godfrey was also contacted, and they determined that the viper was a very poisonous Eastern small-eyed snake. If left untreated, their bites may be lethal.
In a Facebook post, Hervey Bay Snake Catchers detailed the event, "Tonight's call from the hospital was frantic. A man who stepped on a snake has been admitted with a bite. The snake made it with him, somehow! It was described to us as a young red-bellied black over the phone. Being late at night, we had thoughts that it wasn't a little red belly snake but rather an eastern small-eyed snake, which is smaller and far more deadly. Our fears were verified when we got there—it was a small-eyed!"
Thank goodness he made the proper decision and went to the hospital. These days, it's really difficult to die from a snake bite with the proper first aid and medical care, so maybe old buddy will be alright. We want the best for him," the tweet said.
After the snake was captured, images of it were also posted. The species, according to Newsweek, may be found on Australia's east coast from Cape York to Melbourne. Due to their dark grey colouring with a deep pink belly, they are often mistaken for young red-bellied black snakes. The myotoxin in their venom targets muscular tissue, particularly the heart muscle.
Eastern tiny-eyed snakes are rather widespread, but since they are nocturnal, small, and secretive, they are seldom observed, according to Mr. Godfrey, speaking to Newsweek.
A Sydney office receptionist was startled a few days ago when she discovered an Eastern Brown snake hiding in one of the printers. To properly remove the reptile, Sydney-based snake rescuers from Australian Snake Catchers were promptly contacted.