A 1.8 metre-long, deadly eastern brown snake was found playing in a child’s Lego set in a home on the Gold Coast in Queensland this week.
The snake is considered the world’s second-most-venomous snake and is responsible for about 60% of snake bite deaths in Australia.
Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catchers visited the home in Tallebudgeera to find the large male snake “terrorising lego city”.
While the snake was of average size for a fully grown male, the largest eastern brown the catchers found previously was only 0.4 metres longer and then maximum recorded size for the species is 2.4 metres.
It is believed the snake came through the garage door into the room and wrapped itself around the Gotham City-themed toy set. The family is believed to have two small children and when the mother called them about the snake, she thought it was a python.
Gold Coast & Brisbane Snake Catchers Tony and Brooke posted two Facebook Live videos to show the snake and its capture.
“Tallebudgeera eastern.. lego gotham citys newest villain on the block (sic),” the group wrote on Facebook.
Here are the videos.
The second shows the snake being captured.