Sydney mother finds huge venomous snake hiding in daughters bedroom

Every parent’s worst nightmare! Horrifying moment a mum finds a huge snake curled up in her daughter’s bedroom after mistaking it for a shoelace

  • A Sydney mother has come face to face with a golden-crowned snake 
  • While tidying her daughters room she discovered a huge snake curled in the toys
  • She originally thought the venomous Golden-Crowned snake was a shoelace
  • Terrifying video reveals the moment the snake rears up and prepares to strike

A mother had described the horrifying moment she almost picked up a venomous snake hiding in her daughter’s bedroom after mistaking the reptile for a shoelace. 

The Sydney mother was cleaning the room on Friday night when she spotted a dark shape near a pile of toys.

‘I thought it was a shoelace … I was actually going to pick it up and then I thought “oh I’d just turn the light on and see what it is”,’ the mother told 2GB. 

She filmed the moment she turned her light on and was confronted with an agitated one-metre golden-crowned snake lying on the floor.  

A Sydney mother has discovered a huge venomous snake curled up inside her daughters toys

Luckily, her daughter didn’t seem to be too bothered by the venomous but harmless snake’s presence in her bedroom.  

‘It’s okay, it’s so cute,’ her daughter can be heard saying in the footage.   

The pair were able to catch the snake in a container and place it outside on a tree. 

Native animal relocation specialist Darren Darch, from Fauna For the Future, told Daily Mail Australia the snake looked threatened by the activity in the room.

‘When it lifts its head just off the floor he’s warning them. But when his neck goes into that ‘S’ pattern he’s getting ready to strike as he also does in this video,’ he said. 

‘At one point he drops down and seems to be looking for somewhere to hide but stands up again when someone talks.’  

The mother can be heard speculating if the family cat had brought the snake into the home

Pictured: Darren Darch, native animal relocation specialist

Mr Darch said the snake could have been calmed by the family by throwing a blanket on it, effectively giving it the hiding place he was seeking. 

Alternatively, he suggested the family could have rolled a wet towel and placed it at the base of the bedroom door to ensure the snake stayed put, while waiting for a professional. 

‘These methods would keep everyone safe. He was just a scared animal doing what’s needed to protect himself,’ Mr Darch said. 

A handler from Snakes in the City, a relocation service that removes reptiles found in Sydney homes, said the snake was likely a golden-crowned snake.  

The handler said there was a good chance the snake had been brought in by a cat due to the marks on its body.     

Golden Crowned Snakes (pictured) are weakly venomous to humans and are reluctant biters

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