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Snake wreaks havoc at Australian news station and leaves reporters screaming in terror

No thank you! (Picture: Twitter @JohnpaulGonzo)

If you’ve ever felt your skin crawl after finding a spider on your desk at work, perhaps just be glad it wasn’t a metre-long python.

That’s what staff at an Australian news station were faced with on Wednesday, as a snake wrapped itself around one of their computer monitors.

Inevitably, chaos ensued at 10 News First newsroom in Brisbane, but luckily two brave members of staff were on hand to resolve the slippery situation – while others screamed and ran in the opposite direction.

Reporting on the incident afterwards, journalist Lachlan Kennedy said: ‘Now let me tell you, the TV news business can be dangerous and even a bit slippery at times, but check this out.

‘Yep, there it is, a metre-long python curled up around a monitor in our 10 News First newsroom up on Mount Coot-tha today, and I’m not kidding.’

In the shocking video, one member of staff can be heard screaming in terror, as the reporter kindly said they would ‘not name names’ of who was running for cover.


‘Thankfully for everyone though, the snake was gently returned to the beautiful nearby bushland,’ he confirmed.

The video was shared on Twittter and has been viewed thousands of times, with one person writing: ‘Will never whinge about a spider in my news booth ever again!’

Meanwhile, 10 News First reporter Johnpaul Gonzo joked in the replies: ‘I’m bringing forward my departure date effective immediately.’

Many Twitter users found the incident hilarious, however, especially those who have regular encounters with snakes Down Under.

A brave employee took one for the team to rescue the python (Picture: Twitter @JohnpaulGonzo)
The snake was returned, unharmed, to the wild (Picture: Twitter @JohnpaulGonzo)

‘Tell me you live in Australia without telling me you live in Australia,’ wrote one.

‘Lol! Just another summer day in QLD I guess!’ added another.

Snakes can be found all over Australia, not only in the Outback (clearly they like newsrooms too) but, you’ll hardly ever see one if you take a trip there.

Australia is, however, the only country, or region, that has more venomous snakes than non-venomous species.

Although, not all of the snakes considered poisonous have venom that is capable to kill humans, or even cause severe illness.

The most common venomous snake in Australia are Eastern and Western brown snakes, while the most common non-venomous snakes are green tree snakes.


Credit: Original article published here.

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