Spine-tingling moment fearless woman catches a deadly red-bellied black snake in her living room – after calls for help from a professional catcher went unanswered
- Sarah Kirkman managed to trap the snake inside a box after it entered her house
- She revealed local snake catcher was out of town and she had pet dogs inside
- Ms Kirkman with the help of neighbours managed to trap and release the snake
A fearless woman was left with no other choice but to catch a venomous red bellied black snake after it slithered into her living room.
Australian woman Sarah Kirkman shared footage to TikTok of the snake sitting on top of her television after it knocked over plants and furniture around her house.
As fate would have it, her local snake catcher was out of town meaning it was up to Ms Kirkman to remove the dangerous reptile on her own.
Sarah Kirkman came home to find a red bellied black snake sitting on top of her TV
‘Came home to find all this mysterious mess on the floor,’ Ms Kirkman said in one TikTok before zooming into the snake resting on her TV.
‘Just love being an Aussie.’
She revealed she had two dogs at home and couldn’t risk waiting for help to arrive so she grabbed a box and tried her best to lure the snake inside.
Using the end of a duster, Ms Kirkman filmed herself trying to trap the snake inside all the while barefoot and screaming hysterically.
With the help of her neighbours the snake was eventually lured inside a bin and freed in the bush behind her house.
Using the end of a duster, Ms Kirkman filmed herself trying to trap the snake inside the box all the while barefoot and screaming hysterically
Horrifyingly, Ms Kirkman revealed the red bellied black snake was the fourth one to visit her house this month alone.
‘Its official, I have a snake plague,’ she said.
‘Just two days ago I walked into my laundry and heard a loud hissing sound, looked down and found another red belly at my feet.’
Her videos on TikTok received more than 440,000 views, with many impressed at the woman’s bravery.
‘OMG I would just let it inherit my house and belongings. I wouldn’t come back,’ one commented.
‘I don’t know if you’re insane or just really brave,’ said another.
Red bellied black snakes are not known to be aggressive but are venomous.
While their bites can cause serious illness, there have not been any recorded deaths in humans from a red bellied black snake in Australia.
These snakes are found along Australia’s east coast and can grow up to 2.5 metres long.
Red bellied black snakes are not known to be aggressive but their bites are venomous and can cause serious illness (stock)