In Terrifying Encounter, Man Fights Off Deadly Snake While Driving

Cheryl Sanders
July 7, 2020

The eastern brown snake, is a highly venomous snake and one of the most deadliest in the world.

According to a statement launched by Queensland Police on Monday, the motive force - recognized exclusively as "Jimmy" - was driving down the Dawson Highway within the state of Queensland when he observed an indignant brown snake slithering in the direction of his leg. However, he was pulled over by the Queensland Police Service for driving at 123 kilometres per hour.

Imagine driving along a regional Queensland highway alone when you spot an angry brown snake slithering towards your leg.

The 27-year-old used his seatbelt and knife to ward off the serpent while trying to stop the vehicle.

However the officer is given an unlikely story when he approaches the clearly panicked driver.


"The more I moved my legs ... His head was just starting to hit the (driver's seat) chair, between my legs", Jimmy said on the news show.

"It just started to wrap around me", Jimmy told police.

All the while Jimmy feared he had been bitten by the reptile and his life was in danger. "I freaked out, emptied 2 cans of flyspray into the auto and didn't touch it for a week". "You can feel my heart, mate".

While driving toward the nearest hospital, police said Jimmy was then detected at 123km/h and was pulled over.

"Although the traffic officer had heard his fair share of excuses for speeding, he soon realized this was not just another colorful tale and promptly sought medical assistance", the police statement said.


Paramedics arrived on the scene and located that Jimmy had not truly been bit, however was actually affected by shock.

Luckily for Jimmy, it turned out he was not bitten, but just in shock from the risky encounter.

The officer then goes to inspect the ute tray with a torchlight and locates the now dead snake.

"I have never been so happy to see red and blue lights".

Police said while this was a unique situation, snakes were protected under the Nature Conservation Act.


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