Pregnant Snake Found Under Australian FridgeThe Eastern brown snake is a venomous snake of the family Elapidae. Photo by imagevixen/Shutterstock

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Pregnant Snake Found Under Australian Fridge

The last thing you probably expect to find under your fridge is an eastern brown snake. However, that’s exactly what happened at a home in Moana, a su

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The last thing you probably expect to find under your fridge is an eastern brown snake. However, that’s exactly what happened at a home in Moana, a suburb of Adelaide, Australia. Rolly Burrell, snake catcher, removed the snake from under the refrigerator on Sunday and caught the whole thing on video.

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Since eastern brown snakes seek out humidity to lay their eggs – and beneath a fridge is an ideal location – Burrell suspected the snake was pregnant, and kept it for a few days. He was right. The snake shed her skin before laying 14 eggs. Burrell says in the video that the eggs will be incubated and hatch sometime in March.