0559 GMT January 16, 2022
Snake Catchers Adelaide, a group of professionally trained snake catchers, shared a video of the snake swimming in the overflow channel of a family pool. "This beautiful eastern brown found a nice place to cool down in the heat at Marino today. Too bad it was in the overflow channel of a family pool!" Snake Catchers Adelaide said alongside a video of the snake, ndtv.com reported.
"Keep an eye out... the little buggers seem to be everywhere this Summer!" wrote one person in the comments section, while another praised it as a "lovely swimmer".
The eastern brown snake, often referred to as the common brown snake, is a highly venomous snake. The species is widespread throughout eastern Australia and responsible for the majority of snakebite deaths in the country.
According to the Australian Museum, this species is probably encountered more than any other type of snake and can react defensively if surprised or cornered. The potency of their venom can result in progressive paralysis and uncontrollable bleeding.
Last year, a homeowner in Australia recently received a nasty shock when a deadly eastern brown snake slithered out of the sink drain while he was washing up.