Venomous Red-Bellied Black Snake Captured in Sydney Home

A venomous red-bellied black snake was captured at a home in Leppington, New South Wales, after residents found the reptile slithering amongst their items on Tuesday, January 12.

This video uploaded to Facebook shows snake catcher Kane Durrant pulling the snake out from a small pile of shoes and other personal belongings.

In the caption accompanying the video, Wild Conservation said the red-belly likely ventured inside to escape the summer heat, as temperatures reached 30 degrees celsius in southwest Sydney on Tuesday. Credit: Wild Conservation via Storyful