Snake sight­ing drives mum on to coffee ta­ble

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

AN EAST­ERN brown snake made its way into a home in Sedg­man Cres at Shalvey at the week­end.

The 1.2m snake en­tered into the home, which backs on to Whalan Re­serve, through a small hole in the laun­dry be­fore mak­ing its way into a child’s bed­room.

This week, a six-year-old girl died in Wal­gett af­ter be­ing bit­ten by the same type of snake.

Freya Cade, of Aus­tralian Snake Catchers in St Clair, said a num­ber of east­ern brown snakes were seen in the area over the past week.

“As well as the in­ci­dent in Shalvey, we have seen snakes in a num­ber of houses in St Clair and St Marys this week,” she said.

Mrs Cade said all th­ese jobs were at­tended to quickly.

“We ar­rived within 10 min­utes to the Shalvey job and treated it with most haste – we found the lady stand­ing on her coffee ta­ble with no shoes on, and she was freak­ing out,” she said.

“(The snake) went into her five-year-old son’s room and got up into his bed and only 15 min­utes prior he was asleep in that bed – she was com­pletely pan­icked.

“The snake was so hot and just look­ing to get out of the heat.

“We got the snake out as quickly as pos­si­ble and it was safely re­lo­cated.”

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