An Adelaide woman in Australia found a deadly snake peering out from under hers.
What’s more, it later emerged that the venomous eastern brown snake was also heavily pregnant.
The eastern brown snake is responsible for one or two deaths a year in Australia, making it the deadliest snake in the country.
The hapless fridge-owner called Snake Catchers Adelaide to deal with the situation. Snake catcher Rolly Burrell breezed in and removed the expectant mother by moving the fridge and grabbing it.
“I’ve been doing it for 40 years and I make it look easy,” he said. “When you’re doing 300 snakes a month you tend to get a little bit blasé.”
He added: “It’s lucky she saw the snake now or she might have been going to the fridge to get a drink later on and seen all these little critters all over the place.”
After it was rescued, the snake laid 15 eggs, and was given some mice, water and a rest to build up her strength before being released.