Lethal red belly black snake is spotted in a popular Sydney beachside suburb as locals are warned to ‘keep their eyes open’ for the venomous predator
- Red belly black snake spotted multiple times by beachgoers in Marouba
- The deadly snake was first spotted slithering across the Malabar Headlanes
- Beachgoers have been warned to keep an eye out for the deadly snake
The frightening moment locals found a deadly red belly black snake in a popular beachside suburb has been caught on camera.
Shocked beachgoers discovered a venomous red-bellied black snake slithering on the sand dunes along the popular Malabar Headlanes walking track at Marouba in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
The snake was first spotted by a beachgoer on Wednesday, who shared the frightening images to remind locals to ‘keep their eyes open’ when wandering the sand dunes.
A deadly red belly black snake has been spotted slithering across the Malabar Headlanes walking track at Marouba (pictured)
Another local spotted the snake in the same place the following day, urging other to stay alert when walking along the Marouba beach walkway.
Facebook users were quick to comment on the terrifying sighting.
‘That’s my worst nightmare’, one said.
Beachgoers have been warned to keep an eye out for a potential snake sighting after a red belly nlack snake was spotted on Malabar Headlanes (pictured)
Others said they’ve spotted more red belly black snakes this season than ever before.
‘I’ve seen more this year than any other and they’re getting bigger too’, one user claimed.
‘The red bellied snakes are common than most people think, there are heaps of them out and about’, another said.
Facts about red-belly 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