What not to do when you find a snake in your home
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That’s the advice from snake catchers dealing with confused Queenslanders mistaking potentially deadly snakes for more harmless species.
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 took to Facebook this week to remind its followers to always exercise caution if they come across a snake in their home, after being sent a photo of a man holding a small snake by the tail, seeking to get it identified.
They said unbeknownst to him, he was holding a juvenile eastern brown snake.
Brown snakes are among the most deadly in the world, however fatal bites remain uncommon in Australia.
According to the National Coronial Information Service, about 300 people are bitten by snakes in Australia each year, but between 2000 and 2016, only 35 died.
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