Nerve-wracking moment a deadly red bellied black snake is removed from underneath a car parked outside a pub after a THREE-HOUR struggle
- A venomous red-bellied black snake was removed from a car in western Sydney
- Snake was found curled around the fuel tank of a Toyota parked at a local pub
- Police and WILD Conservation spent three hours trying to remove the snake
Frightening footage has emerged of a venomous red-bellied black snake being removed from underneath a car.
The snake was found curled around the fuel tank of a Toyota after the owner left a local pub in Revesby, south-west Sydney.
Police and wildlife organisation WILD Conservation spent three hours trying to lure the snake out from under the vehicle.
WILD Conservation removed a red-bellied black snake found tangled around the fuel tank of a parked Toyota (pictured)
A mobile mechanic helped jack up the car and unbolt the fuel tank, allowing a snake catcher better access.
The snake catcher, Kane Durrant, then laid underneath the car and attempted to pry the reptile out with a hooked metal rod.
‘I’ve just got to manipulate him out, he’ll be alright’, he said to an onlooker.
He then grabbed the snake with both hands and pulled, warning bystanders to stay clear of the car as the snake could ‘lash out now that it’s been grabbed’.
The snake catcher spend over three hours trying to retrieve the snake from underneath the car (pictured)
The footage saw frightened viewers flock to the comments.
‘That’s some scary s**t, well done’, one wrote.
Many viewers also praised the snake catcher for his efforts.
‘Wow such great persistence, I bet you called that snake a few names’, one wrote.
‘Well done! A cold beer from the pub would be appropriate,’ another said.
The snake finially fell from the car’s undercarriage (pictured) after three hours to the relief of onlookers
Facts about red-bellied black snakes
*One of eastern Australia’s most commonly encountered snakes
*Although its venom is capable of causing significant illness, no deaths have ever been recorded from its bite
*Common in woodlands, forests and swamp land, the red-bellied black snake often ventures into nearby urban areas
*Main food sources include frogs, fish, reptiles, and small mammals
*Typically average around 1.25 m in length, boast glossy black upper parts, bright red or orange flanks and a distinctive pink red belly
Source: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers