17
Sep

Deadly tiger snake found wrapped around petrol pump in suburban Melbourne

A deadly tiger snake has been found curled around the pump at a suburban petrol station in Melbourne.

The venomous reptile had wrapped itself around the bowser at the Coles Express in Nunawading, in the city’s east, today.

Melbourne snake catcher Raymond Hoser was called in to remove the one-and-a-half metre tiger snake after it crawled out from under a car.

“They are deadly, you get bitten by a tiger snake and it’s pretty intenseā€¦ they’re quite erratic,” he told Nine.com.au.

Mr Hoser said snakes often crawl up the wheels of parked cars and into the engine cavity, and when the car stops somewhere else it will slither away “and no one knows any different”.

However today the snake emerged and crawled up and around the pump before being removed.

Tiger snakes are the most common snake in Melbourne and are often found along the Yarra River and in the creeks that run off them, Mr Hoser said.

Extracted from 9News