Dad Walks In His Baby’s Room And Spots A Scary Snake, Can You Find It?

By plasma /

When a couple takes their new baby home from the hospital for the first time, they usually have a plan that involves the baby’s sleeping arrangements. Oftentimes couples spend months putting together the baby’s room making sure it is in tip-top shape with all the necessities. They spend countless hours painting and choosing a theme for the babe’s room. So, everything is just right when that baby gets placed in his/her crib for the first time.

One Austraila couple learned that no amount of planning could’ve prepared them for what was about to happen in their baby’s room. While vacuuming his baby boy’s bedroom, one many discovered a small brown snake in the corner of the room, just inches away from the crib. As an Austraila man, he didn’t think a whole lot about it, since reptiles are a common visitor in residents’ homes. It’s not all that rare to find lizards, snakes, and spiders making themselves at home indoors.

But it’s a good thing this man decided to call the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers to come get the little fellow. It didn’t take long for the snake catcher to determine that the snake was not the innocent snake that he thought it was. Instead, it was a venomous Yellow-faced Whipsnake. Yikes!

In an attempt to urge other home owners to be cautious, Max decided to post this story on Facebook. He shared the following…

“Not a good place to find a snake!

A Little Mountain local was vacuuming his house today when he saw what he thought to be a young Brown Snake in the babies room! Keeping an eye on the snake he gave us a call and I rushed out. The culprit was actually a mildly venomous Yellow-faced Whipsnake. See if you can find him in this photo!”

Active mostly during the day, the Yellow-faced Whip Snake is a slender and fast-moving snake and is common throughout most of Australia. It is often confused with the Eastern Brown Snake, and it is hard to observe closely, being alert and fleeing quickly when disturbed. Normally pale gray to brown in coloring on the head tail. You can tell a Yellow-faced Whip Snake by looking at the belly. They usually have a grey-greenish to yellowish tone on the belly. Another way to recognize one is by the dark comma-shaped streak that runs from the corner of the mouth to the eye. The face is typically uyellowish, with a narrow, yellow-edged dark bar around the front of the snout from nostril to nostril. At an average length of 80cm-100cm, males are larger than females.

These snakes are found in a wide variety of habitats but seldom are they found in a baby’s room right by the crib. It’s scary to think about what this snake would’ve done, had he slithered his way up into the crib. Surely this family will be on high alert for these creatures now. It’s difficult enough to see a snake, let alone one that is venomous.

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