Snakey scare

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

A PEN­SIONER was held pris­oner in her Aus­tralian home for six days by a large deadly red-bellied black snake. Dis­abled pen­sioner Mered­ith Schetrumpf – who lives in Budge­woi, on the NSW Cen­tral Coast – said the two-me­tre snake had curled up on the path out­side her front door. Ter­ri­fied it might en­ter her house she phoned po­lice, her lo­cal MP and Wy­ong Coun­cil who gave her sev­eral num­bers to call for help. The num­bers didn’t an­swer. A snake catcher even­tu­ally re­sponded.

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