Australian woman finds eastern brown snake in Ugg boot

An Australian woman went to collect her boots when she saw a brown snake in it.
An Australian woman went to collect her boots when she saw a brown snake in it. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ SNAKE CATCHERS ADELAIDE

An Australian woman stepped outside her home in Adelaide to collect her shoes, and saw a brown tail disappear into a boot.

The unnamed woman then called wildlife wranglers to evict a metre-long venomous snake from her Ugg boot, reported the BBC. Snake catcher Rolly Burrell caught the eastern brown snake at her southern suburbs home.

The species is considered one of the world's most venomous land snakes and is found along the coasts and inland areas of mainland Australia.

"She went outside to get her Ugg boots and she saw something shoot in there," Mr Burrell told the BBC.

"She realised it was a snake."

The typically shy eastern brown snake was released back into the wild away from built-up areas.

Mr Burrell told the BBC his company receives requests to remove snakes from shoes about once a year.

Ugg boots, made of sheepskin with a woolly interior, are something of an Australian icon. In this case, it made a cosy spot for a snake to get warm in.

Mr Burrell suggested the footwear decampment was a result of shifting temperatures after an unusually long winter.

"They're all just starting to wake up from their sleep," he said to the BBC.

"Their mating season has started so they're all horny and hungry."