The 3-year-old’s mother discovered the five-foot long eastern brown snake inside a drawer at their home earlier this year
One of the most venomous snakes in the world was recently found in a shocking hiding spot: a young boy’s underwear drawer.
The 3-year-old boy’s mother discovered the five-foot-long eastern brown snake inside her son’s drawer earlier this year in Australia after going “to get some clothes for her son,” according to Mark Pelley, known professionally as “The Snake Hunter.”
Footage shared by Pelley on Facebook shows him rummaging through the bureau before locating the brown snake inside the top drawer on the right-hand side.
The snake can be seen coiled up in the back corner of the drawer on top of some colorful underwear.
“There it is!” Pelley exclaimed in the clip as he spotted the brown snake, later adding, “That’s not something you see every day.”
In the clip, the boy’s mother can be heard asking, “How could he have gotten in?”
She later realized the snake had crawled into a pile of folded laundry as she was taking clothes off her clothesline, according to the caption of Pelley’s post.
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Little did the mother know, the bundle of clothes contained the second-most venomous snake in the world.
“That’s impressive, isn’t it?” Pelley said in the clip, shortly after locating the snake.
Brown snakes can be found from northern Queensland to South Australia in the eastern portion of the country, according to the Australian Museum.
These snakes “have caused more than half” of all serious snake bites in Australia over the last few decades, according to the University of Melbourne. In the same period, more than 60% of snake bite deaths in Australia have been caused by brown snakes.
In most fatal cases, victims collapse between 30 minutes and an hour after a brown snake bite as their cardiovascular system collapses, per the university.
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