Brown Snake Plays Defense
Occurred on October 16, 2016 / Queensland, Australia
Info from Licensor: "Today I was called to a Rosemount property where a large Brown Snake had been found in the homeowner's shed. Upon arrival, I searched around for a while before opening a cupboard and finding not one, but two Eastern Browns curled up together! One was an absolute monster, the thickest Brown I've ever seen. This video shows the defensive behaviour typical of the Eastern Brown Snake when we released it. When I entered it's personal space, the snake reacted in such a way to make me back off. Once the perceived threat had moved away (me), the snake obviously turned away to make a retreat before I approached it again, causing it to defend itself once more. The snake is NOT chasing me, as people sometimes believe they do".