Video: Aussie Snake Catcher Removes Venomous Tiger Snake Stuck In Beer Can

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Video: Aussie Snake Catcher Removes Venomous Tiger Snake Stuck In Beer Can

Tiger snakes are highly venomous, large elapids from Australia.

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“At least he is a Carlton Draught drinker, which is good.”

A snake catcher in Melbourne, Australia received a call from some folks who attempted to remove a venomous tiger snake that got its head stuck in a beer can. The snake catcher, Stewart Gatt from Stewy the Snake Catcher, told them to stop and let him handle the removal of the snake from the can. 


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Got a call from a few members of the public today in regards to a snake which had been found with a can stuck on its head. The people were trying to cut the snake out themselves, but I quickly told them to stop as the situation was deemed too dangerous. After picking the snake up I attempted to cut the snake out myself. This was successful, but shows the dangers to an untrained person. If you come across a snake in a similar situation, the best thing to do, is to call a snake catcher immediately. Follow their instructions and hopefully the snake will be safe. You can call me 24/7 on 0413277588. (For licensing or usage, contact licensing@viralhog.com)

Posted by Stewy the Snake Catcher. on Sunday, February 18, 2018

"The people were trying to cut the snake out themselves, but I quickly told them to stop as the situation was deemed too dangerous," Gatt wrote on his Facebook page.


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Gatt started cutting the can with some snips up until the reptile poked its head out and tried to bite the snips, then the can, and then itself.  Gatt then grabbed the snake behind the head as his partner continued snipping away at the can, eventually creating a hole large enough for the snake to pass through. Gatt then placed the snake into a container and eventually released the reptile back into the wild.

“At least he is a Carlton Draught drinker, which is good,” Gatt said.

“If you come across a snake in a similar situation, the best thing to do, is to call a snake catcher immediately, Gatt wrote on Facebook “Follow their instructions and hopefully the snake will be safe.” If you live in or around Melbourne, Australia and need a snake removed, you can call Stewy the Snake Catcher at 0413277588.

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Tiger snake of Australia

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Tiger snakes are highly venomous, large elapids from Australia.

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Tiger snakes (Notechis sp.) are large elapids that can be found in many areas of Australia. They are a thick bodied snake that measure around 3 feet in length. There are two species: Notechis scutatus and N. ater, and subspecies N. a. occidentalis (in Western Australia) and N. a. serventyi (Bass Strait).