For anyone who uses asthma, this story is definitely going to make you want to check your inhaler twice before using it. Finding a poisonous snake inside your home is anyone’s worst nightmare. But to find one sleeping inside your inhaler is a whole other level of terrifying.
For one teen girl living in Bli Bli on Australia’s Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, she had a close call with a venomous red-bellied black snake.
While bringing in the washing, she was shocked when she saw the dark-scaled snake slither out from the pile of clothes. The teen was even more shocked to watch it crawl across her bedroom floor into the unknown.
Of course, a snake catcher was immediately called out to come and find the reptile before anything bad happened.
The snake catcher, Heather from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, was the one who showed up to locate the snake. But the place where Heather found the snake hiding was truly scary.
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The red-bellied black snake, which happened to be a baby, was found curled up inside the teen girl’s inhaler!
After taking it out of the inhaler, the snake catcher just had to share the story to the organization’s Facebook page, posting, “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 Heather was able to catch and relocate it safely.”
Naturally, a story about a snake inside an inhaler went viral pretty quickly, and the post soon attracted hundreds of comments and likes. Understandably, a lot of the comments were from people who were distressed by the location where the snake was found. Honestly, the fact that a snake could fit itself into an asthma inhaler is pretty scary to think about.
The encounter, while terrifying, is not out of the ordinary. The red-bellied black snakes are some of the venomous snakes that are most frequently stumbled upon by people living on the east coast of Australia, and as a result, they are the snake species responsible for the most bites every year.
Fortunately, they’re not very aggressive snakes, and they tend to be rather shy. They will only really lash out and bite if they feel under threat.
What do you think of where the snake was found? Do you have any venomous snake stories of your own? Let us know!Whizzco