A highly venemous snake that ate so many birds it was too fat to escape from an aviary has been captured after a man had to hold it down with a rake for half an hour before help arrived.
The tiger snake managed to slither into the enclosure in Langwarrin in Victoria, but couldn’t escape after eating two budgies and killing a cockatiel.
“Normally people don’t want to see me when it comes to snakes, but this time I think he was pretty pleased I’d arrived,” Mr Goldsmith told 9News.
Once on the scene, the veteran snake catcher was able to capture the animal and later release it back into the wild.
“Needless to say when I removed the rake this little guy went crazy, flattened its head to the dimensions of a cigarette paper and proceeded to try its hardest to give me a little kiss,” Mr Goldsmith said.