Driver fights off deadly snake on highway

Elias Hubbard
July 7, 2020

Queensland Police posted the video on to Twitter and one person wrote: "If my memory is correct the brown snake is the second most deadliest snake in Australia".

Jimmy, 27, was travelling along the Dawson Highway west of Calliope, six hours north of Brisbane, when the snake slithered up his leg.

Officers spotted the ute doing 123 kilometres an hour and pulled the man over.

A person needed to combat off a venomous japanese brown snake whereas driving.

A tradie has fought off a deadly snake using a knife and a seat belt as he drove along a highway, surviving the hair-raising experience he feared would be his last. "His head was just starting to hit the (driver's seat) chair, between my legs", Jimmy said on the news show.

He feared it had bitten him so he chose to try and kill it while making his way to hospital.

Video recorded on one of the officer's bodycams captures him saying: "I'm driving along at 100, and I just started to brake".

Jimmy was almost bitten by one of the world's deadliest snakes.

Although the traffic officer had heard his fair share of excuses for speeding, he soon realised this was not just another colourful tale and promptly sought medical assistance for Jimmy, police said in its statement.

"I think it has bitten me, it was in the auto with me".

Paramedics were called to the scene and determined he had not been bitten, but was suffering from shock. "You can feel my heart, mate".

The officer moved to the back of the ute, where a large brown snake was bleeding and lying across the back tray.

"Yeah it was pretty bloody terrifying, I'm not going to lie", he said.

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

More information about what you should do if you encounter a snake on your property can be found here.

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