Bus driver halts traffic to save huge, wild snake from certain death
A brave Queensland bus driver has done what most would never dare to, parking his vehicle mid-route and stopping traffic to rescue a huge, wild snake.
Footage captured on the Gold Coast has shown the driver walk out onto a road, bend down and pick up the huge animal by the tail – which was almost certainly moments away from being flattened.
The driver then carefully carries the snake to a nearby grass patch before placing it down gently on the ground.
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A pedestrian is then seen almost stumbling across the serpent, before the driver warns him to keep his distance.
The footage comes after an Aussie snake expert issued a new warning to people across the country yesterday.
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"The Snake Hunter" aka Mark Pelley revealed a technique the animals use to flatten their bodies and creep their way under doors.
"Eastern brown snakes – even a large one like this – have the ability to flatten themselves out and gradually squeeze there way underneath an entrance door into the property," he said.
"I frequently find them inside houses in Australia in summer."
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