Teenage girl stunned to find venomous snake hiding inside her asthma inhaler

A teenage girl got the surprise of her life when she found a fearsome-looking venomous snake hiding inside her asthma inhaler.

She was bringing the washing in at her home in Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia, when she saw the snake slithering out of her clothes.

On closer inspection a baby Red Bellied Black Snake was discovered inside of the girls Inhaler.

Writing on Facebook Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers said: "This is crazy and super lucky we were able to find the snake.

"It’s one of the most incredible places we have ever found a snake before and glad [snake catcher] Heather was able to catch and relocate it safely."

 Team member of the snake catching squad Stuart McKenzie told 9News : "I couldn’t imagine what it would be like picking it up and discovering it in there.

"They are just exploring, seeking food this time of year before it gets cold again. We’ve found them in all sorts of places.

"Just recently we had a snake become stuck inside the tubing of a screen door."

According to Australian Museum Red Bellied Black Snakes are among the most commonly encountered snakes on the east coast of Australia, and are responsible for a number of bites every year.

They are a 'shy snake' and will generally only deliver a serious bite if harassed.

Provocation can make the snake lash out and deliver a rapid but clumsy bite, and sometimes they may hang on and chew 'savagely.'

Symptoms from the venom include bleeding at the bite site, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, sweating, local or general muscle pain and weakness.

The museum says the snake is 'probably the least dangerous elapid snake in Australia' despite the number of bites received every year, with very few, if any, human deaths as a result.


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