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Bryce from the Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast removing a snake, 2024 | Source: Facebook.com/SnakeCatchersBrisbaneGoldCoast
Bryce from the Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast removing a snake, 2024 | Source: Facebook.com/SnakeCatchersBrisbaneGoldCoast

Video Reveals Hard-to-Spot Danger Hiding in Child’s Bed – Shocked Viewers Say ‘I Would Just Burn the House down,’ and More

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 21, 2024
12:56 P.M.

Australia is famed for its unique wildlife, and a recent incident captured just how close these encounters can get. A child’s bedroom became the startling scene of an invasion by a lethal creature. The ensuing social media video captivated and horrified viewers worldwide!

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Father's Day was more eventful than usual for one Australian family who received more than what they bargained for! A deadly animal made its way into a little girl's room and nestled itself out of sight.

Rebecca Burrows' husband and two children on May 2, 2022 | Source: Facebook/Rebecca Burrows

Rebecca Burrows' husband and two children on May 2, 2022 | Source: Facebook/Rebecca Burrows

On June 16, 2024, the Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast Facebook page shared a short clip showing them at work. The video has since gone viral, gaining more than 1.5 million views, 13,000 reactions, and over 940 comments! What made this clip stand out to netizens was how they reacted to it, mainly in fear!

An Australian family reached out to the company for assistance when they came across something quite scary in their daughter's bed... a live snake.

Rebecca Burrows' daughter lying on her bed in Australia on December 21, 2021 | Source: Facebook/Rebecca Burrows

Rebecca Burrows' daughter lying on her bed in Australia on December 21, 2021 | Source: Facebook/Rebecca Burrows

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The Queensland family spotted the deadly animal among the toys on their child's unmade bed. Because of its size, it was hard to see, and the little girl could've easily jumped in next to it without noticing it!

What was most terrifying about it is that it's venomous! Yet, judging by the post, it appears no one was harmed. In the social media post, the Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast identified the reptile as a red-bellied black snake.

Bryce removing a red-bellied black snake on June 16, 2024, in Jimboomba, Queensland in Australia | Source: Facebook/Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast

Bryce removing a red-bellied black snake on June 16, 2024, in Jimboomba, Queensland in Australia | Source: Facebook/Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast

The handler, named Bryce, explained that the snake is "highly venomous!" As seen in the video and as confirmed by Bryce, the animal was safely relocated from the little girl's bed in the town of Jimboomba. He made light of the situation in the post, saying the snake was "trying to blend in with some cuddle toys!"

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Bryce removing a red-bellied black snake on June 16, 2024, in Jimboomba, Queensland in Australia | Source: Facebook/Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast

Bryce removing a red-bellied black snake on June 16, 2024, in Jimboomba, Queensland in Australia | Source: Facebook/Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast

The clip showed the snake handler calmly removing a stuffed animal before carefully grabbing the animal. The handler then placed the snake on the floor. And as if it was hypnotized, it slithered into an open sack.

Bryce removing a red-bellied black snake on June 16, 2024, in Jimboomba, Queensland in Australia | Source: Facebook/Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast

Bryce removing a red-bellied black snake on June 16, 2024, in Jimboomba, Queensland in Australia | Source: Facebook/Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast

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With its rear end still sticking out and the handler kneeling over it, he lightly touched its tail, causing it to slither further into the sack. Then, all that was left was for the snake handler to lift the bag and carry the animal out!

It's believed that the animal made its way into the house through an open door. The red-bellied black snake is often seen in the eastern parts of Australia. The Australian Museum said the medium-sized reptiles have a "moderate to robust build and head barely distinct from the neck."

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Their bodies are mainly black, with a red underbelly. The Australian Geographic noted how these types of snakes have venomous bites that are potentially fatal!

A red-bellied black snake | Source: Pexels

A red-bellied black snake | Source: Pexels

Following the video's release, the consensus from most Facebook users was that they would not have handled finding the snake there well!

One person wrote, "OMG. Hope it wasn't there when the child was asleep. Nightmares." Someone who didn't react well to the reptile stated, "Never sleeping again!!!!" Reacting with an angry emoticon, a netizen said, "Bugger that my (sic) worst nightmare."

Rebecca Burrows' daughter whose bed the snake was discovered in. Posing on March 27, 2024 | Source: Facebook/Rebecca Burrows

Rebecca Burrows' daughter whose bed the snake was discovered in. Posing on March 27, 2024 | Source: Facebook/Rebecca Burrows

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A Facebooker who wasn't having it told another person, "I would just burn the house down if this happened.." Reiterating what most people who commented said, someone else replied, "I'd have to move house."

A woman named Rebecca Burrows revealed in the comment section how the snake ended up on the little girl's bed. The girl's mother replied to someone, writing, "It started in the wardrobe..moved into the bed while we waited for Bryce. Sheets in the wash."

Responding to the same person, she noted, "Yeah, I thought my older one was tormenting his sister, saying he saw a snake." Revealing how she handled the issue when she discovered the truth, she said, "[I] regretted that when I actually went to investigate."

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Rebecca Burrows' children posing for a photo on May 2, 2022 | Source: Facebook/Rebecca Burrows

Rebecca Burrows' children posing for a photo on May 2, 2022 | Source: Facebook/Rebecca Burrows

A report shared how several Australian residents get bitten by that type of snake yearly. Luckily, there haven't been any deaths recorded. Snakes are said to be quite timid and only become aggressive when they feel threatened.

A red-bellied black snake | Source: Commons.wikimedia

A red-bellied black snake | Source: Commons.wikimedia

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While Burrows's daughter and family were safe and didn't appear to have interacted with the snake much, the following story is a bit different. A father had netizens quite upset when he shared footage of his toddler playing with a much larger snake!

Father Sparks Outrage after Posting Video of 2-Year-Old Son Playing with a Huge Snake

A wildlife expert faced significant backlash years ago after posting a video of his then two-year-old son handling a massive olive python. Although the snake is non-venomous, the short clip managed to spark widespread outrage.

Matt Wright and his son, Banjo, playing with a snake on September 30, 2021 | Source: Instagram/mattwright

Matt Wright and his son, Banjo, playing with a snake on September 30, 2021 | Source: Instagram/mattwright

Snakes often evoke fear and nervousness in people, as they are generally considered dangerous. However, wildlife enthusiasts don't always share this sentiment. Australia's Monster Croc Wrangler, Matt Wright, stirred controversy online by sharing a video of his young son interacting with a giant snake.

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The footage was posted on his official Instagram account. In it, Matt's son, Banjo, can be seen holding the huge python by its tail, attempting to drag it out of their garden. The father's voice can be heard in the background, encouraging his son.

Matt Wright and his son, Banjo, playing with a snake on September 30, 2021 | Source: Instagram/mattwright

Matt Wright and his son, Banjo, playing with a snake on September 30, 2021 | Source: Instagram/mattwright

He's heard saying things like, "Quick, grab him." Banjo responds with, "He's going to bite, Dad." The little boy then runs to the safety of his father, who supports him before Banjo returns to the garden to grab the python again.

The Monster Croc Wrangler continues urging the toddler to "pull it out" as the snake tries to wrap around a wooden pillar. It's said Matt is not only a wildlife expert but also an award-winning tourism operator and the host of National Geographic's "Outback Wrangler."

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Matt Wright and his son, Banjo, playing with a snake on September 30, 2021 | Source: Instagram/mattwright

Matt Wright and his son, Banjo, playing with a snake on September 30, 2021 | Source: Instagram/mattwright

He frequently embarks on adventures with his family across the Northern Territory, exploring remote regions of Australia. Despite the python being harmless to humans, many people were alarmed by the idea of a child playing with a snake.

The video quickly garnered numerous comments, with some users expressing anger at the parent for allegedly endangering his son's life for online popularity or what others call "clout." However, others argued that Matt and his wife, Kaia Wright, were the best judges of what was safe for their son.

Matt Wright's son, Banjo, playing with a snake on September 30, 2021 | Source: Instagram/mattwright

Matt Wright's son, Banjo, playing with a snake on September 30, 2021 | Source: Instagram/mattwright

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One user commented, "This man is very clever. There is no way he would put his child or a snake in danger. They are a beautiful and clever family." Another viewer, clearly frightened by the video, said, "A snake is not a toy!"

Someone else who wasn't pleased with the country known for its beyond-average animals and insects wrote, "This is why I don't go to Australia." The netizen's comment included a teary-eyed sad emoticon, showing how much they didn't like the idea of going to Australia.

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Meanwhile, another user appreciated the father's approach, saying, "He's teaching him not to be afraid and to respect the animal gently and humanely at such a young age. That's awesome. Like a young Steve Irwin."

In a similar but different incident, a father from Arizona, David Lehman, shared his terror when his toddler found a tarantula in a discarded coffee tin. Lehman, then 36, recounted, "I was expecting a beetle, as it's that season right now, so when I saw the tarantula, I just thought, 'Get that gnarly thing away from my daughter!'"

David Lehman saving his daughter from a tarantula in Arizona. In a clip posted on September 22, 2021 | Source: YouTube/SWNS

David Lehman saving his daughter from a tarantula in Arizona. In a clip posted on September 22, 2021 | Source: YouTube/SWNS

In his panic to remove the can from his then 18-month-old daughter's hand, Lehman accidentally dropped her but quickly picked her up and ran from the tarantula! Fortunately, his daughter wasn't traumatized and continues to enjoy playing outside and discovering new things.

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The video of the incident was shared on the SWNS YouTube account and has garnered 75,000 views. Similarly, a toddler boy in East Java, Indonesia, was filmed playing with a python outside his house. The clip was shared by the New York Post in September 2018.

A toddler boy playing with a python in East Java, Indonesia, in a post uploaded on September 10, 2028 | Source: YouTube/New York Post

A toddler boy playing with a python in East Java, Indonesia, in a post uploaded on September 10, 2028 | Source: YouTube/New York Post

The energetic child sat coiled up in the giant snake, which tried to slither away. Showing how unafraid he was, the boy refused to let go of the python! Strangely, the child appeared to be having the time of his life as he giggled joyously when the snake moved!

Instead, he repeatedly grabbed the reptile by the head and even boldly playfully leaped onto its body! The video, shared on has since gained over 104,000 views! As with Matt's video, reactions were mixed.

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A toddler boy playing with a python in East Java, Indonesia, in a post uploaded on September 10, 2028 | Source: YouTube/New York Post

A toddler boy playing with a python in East Java, Indonesia, in a post uploaded on September 10, 2028 | Source: YouTube/New York Post

Some viewers admired the child's fearlessness and his handling of the non-venomous snake, while others were concerned for his safety and disapproved of the dangerous playtime activity. However, judging by the clip, it seems the child left the scene unscathed.

This work is inspired by real events and people, but it has been fictionalized for creative purposes. Names, characters, and details have been changed to protect privacy and enhance the narrative. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.

The author and publisher make no claims to the accuracy of events or the portrayal of characters and are not liable for any misinterpretation. This story is provided "as is," and any opinions expressed are those of the characters and do not reflect the views of the author or publisher.

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