Robert Irwin shares video of him being bitten by same species of snake that bit his dad decades ago
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It's nice when kids find way to connect with their parents; especially when those parents are no longer around.
Just another day in the life of the Irwins, I guess.
Robert, 19, took to Twitter on Wednesday (14 June) to share the 'déjà vu' moment which was first filmed in 2020, when he found a carpet python on the side of the road.
He went to rescue the snake, but admitted it didn't 'quite go to plan' as he ended up recreating a scene from his dad's show Crocodile Hunter.
Steve, who died in September 2006, had been holding a carpet python up to the camera when it suddenly lunged at his face and sank its fangs into his cheek.
The wildlife expert dropped his jaw in shock, but he quickly regained his cool and continued holding the snake while he educated viewers.
Steve told the camera the snakes 'can be aggressive' - in case we couldn't tell from the attack - and an image later showed him smiling as blood trickled down his cheek from the bite.
Decades later, Robert recreated that exact picture, only with the blood trickling down his nose.
"Dad and me getting bitten by the same species of snake (carpet python) decades apart," he wrote yesterday.
Robert's own video showed him picking up the huge snake from the road, once again addressing the camera as he spoke about how he found it.
He'd only managed to get out a few words about the rescue before the snake showed exactly how unhappy it was by springing towards his face, causing Robert to cry out.
After safely depositing the reptile, Robert admitted he got 'a little bit too close'.
"They've got extremely sharp teeth, it's like little needles... Luckily he didn't get my eyeball," he said.
Viewers couldn't get over the similarities between the father and son after Robert shared the video, with one describing the teenager as a 'chip off the ol' block'.
Another added: "It feels weird being ‘heart warmed’ at back to back videos of men being bitten by snakes… but here we are!"
Carpet pythons are usually found living in woodlands and savannas across the North, South and Eastern coasts of Australia, and can grow to more than 12 feet long.