A snake catcher got the shock of his life when a 'dead' reptile came back to life in his hands. Watch the bizarre footage in the clip below:
Stuart McKenzie, from Queensland, Australia, had been called out to a golf course to find a red belly snake.
After discovering it lying on its back under a bucket, with its head 'squashed', he believed it was dead.
But when he picked it up, the animal catcher said the reptile began wriggling around and somehow made a miraculous recovery.
In the video he shared to Facebook, the dark-coloured snake can be seen lying on a kitchen counter, with Stuart standing next to it.
Explaining the bizarre job, Stuart says the snake had appeared to be completely dead when he went to pick it up, remarking that it was close to being put in a plastic bag and thrown in the bin.
A post from Stuart alongside the clip, read: "This is unbelievable! Today we attended a business to catch a small Red Belly on the move inside the building.
"It wasn't moving very fast so they ended up putting a large container over the top of it.
"When I arrived unfortunately the edge of the container had been placed on the snake's head and it wasn't alive... or so I thought.
"I took the little snake home and was walking around with it in my hands thinking it was dead.
"I put it on my kitchen table to show my wife... when suddenly I noticed the slightest movement.
"To my shock and excitement the little Red Belly was coming back to life before our eyes.
"The little snake is not out of the woods yet and we are going to get it vet checked but things are looking good! Reptiles are such resilient creatures!"
Since it was shared, the video has been viewed thousands of times, with hundreds commenting to share their amazement.
One user said: "Love it he is so lucky to have a second chance of life."
Another chimed in: "Wow! That was amazing! He really is a beautiful snake."
A third wrote: "Must have been unconscious, glad to see him up and about."
While another added: "Maybe it went into a shock brumation and slowly came back to life (woke up) who knows, remarkable that it came back 'to life'."