Catcher Stays Cool as 'Massive' Red-Bellied Black Snake Found in Air Conditioner

A “massive” red-bellied black snake was found behind an air conditioner at a home in Burnside, in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, footage shared to Facebook on August 30 shows.

Stuart McKenzie of Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 said the snake was “one of the biggest red bellies I have ever seen.”

He estimated it was “at least five foot” in length, and had a mid-section that was almost as thick as a drink can.

Speaking to Storyful, he said, “The family heard a hissing sound coming from under the outdoor aircon unit and saw there was a huge red belly under there.”

Despite that statement from the family, McKenzie’s surprise at the size of the reptile is clear as he coaxes it into his bag.

“That’s made my day,” a delighted McKenzie says. Credit: Stuart McKenzie via Storyful

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