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Terrified woman discovers red-bellied black snake in her bedroom

Terrified woman discovers red-bellied black snake in her bedroom

As a woman from Holsworthy in NSW woke up to face another day, she got the fright of her life as she saw a red-bellied black snake slither across her bedroom floor.

As she awoke, she noticed her dog staring at her bed as “stiff as a board”.

It was then she realised that there was a 1.2m red-bellied black snake in her bedroom.

The removal of the snake was “quick and painless”, according to Kane Durrant from WILD Snake Catchers.

“Sometimes it can take much longer but luckily today the snake was out and about and the resident had closed the door and kept an eye on the exit.”

Mr Durrant was shocked to be called out to the same resident's house, as he had just removed another red-bellied black snake from their backyard just two weeks prior.

He explained why the snake had decided to go indoors: “I guess the bedroom is quite scary as you sleep in there and should feel safe.

“Hot weather like this week can push snakes indoors searching for a cool spot to rest.”

Have you woken up to a snake in your bedroom? What did you do? Let us know in the comments.