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Absolute Monster 1.8 Metre Red-Bellied Black Snake Found In Brisbane

Absolute Monster 1.8 Metre Red-Bellied Black Snake Found In Brisbane

Everyone knows Australia is the land of things that won't waste any time trying to kill you.

Whether they're beefy kangaroos that will box the lights out of you or tiny spiders that can cause your heart to stop in mere minutes, there's no shortage of terrifying species in the Land Down Under.

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Well, if you want another thing to be afraid of then take a look at this monster of a red-bellied black snake found in Brisbane.

Credit: Snake Catchers Brisbane/Facebook
Credit: Snake Catchers Brisbane/Facebook

This venomous, slithering beast was found by snake catchers at Belmore Shooting Range near a large creek system, south-east of Queensland's capital.

It was uploaded to Facebook by Snake Catchers, where people on social media have been shocked by its size.

These snakes grow, on average, up to 1.25 metres, but this bad boy clocked in at 1.8 metres, making it one hell of a snake.

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Red-bellies are usually much thinner than this one found in Brisbane and you definitely wouldn't want to come face to face with it.

While this species is usually pretty placid and will be more scared of you than you are of them, they will bite if they feel threatened - thankfully though that's usually a last resort.

Credit: Donald Hobern/Creative Commons
Credit: Donald Hobern/Creative Commons

According to the Australian Museum: "If provoked, it recoils into a striking stance as a threat, holding its head and front part of its body horizontally above the ground and widening and flattening its neck.

"If unable to escape the snake will rear up with its head and forebody held off but parallel to the ground, spread its neck and hiss loudly, and may even make mock strikes with a closed mouth.

"The venom has predominantly anticoagulant and myotoxic effects, and symptoms of envenomation include bleeding and/or swelling at the bite site, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, sweating, local or general muscle pain and weakness, and red-brown urine."

The snake is found right up and down the eastern side of Australia however there have been very few recorded deaths.

Featured Image Credit: Snake Catchers Brisbane/Facebook

Topics: Community, Animals, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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