You may never sleep soundly again when you discover the ingenious ways snakes use to slither into your home
- Alarming video shows how snakes get inside
- Often found inside of many homes during summer
- Video shows deadly snake slithering through tiny gap
A large and highly venomous eastern brown snake has been filmed flattening itself to squeeze under a door inside a home.
Melbourne reptile wrangler Mark Pelley, known The Snake Hunter shared the footage after he was called out to the Diamond Creek home in the city’s north-east by its owners.
‘I’m frequently asked how snakes enter the house, so I thought I’d show you,’ Mr Pelley explained in the video.
Melbourne reptile catcher Mark Pelley has revealed how snakes sneak inside your home
‘Eastern brown snakes — even a large one like this — have the ability to flatten themselves out and gradually squeeze under tiny gaps under doors .’
‘I frequently find them them inside Australian houses in summer.’
‘All snakes endemic to Melbourne are venomous and have the ability to flatten themselves out to squeeze into tight spaces,’ Mr Pelley told Yahoo News Australia.
Mark Pelley showed how this Eastern brown snake flattened itself to squeeze under a door and into a suburban home
He added big thick pythons found in other parts of Australia wouldn’t be able to flatten themselves like those in Melbourne
While there’s no 100 per cent way of keeping snakes out of your home, Mr Pelley recommends buy draught stoppers for external doors and ensure all doors are a tight fit against the ground.
His latest TikTok video has attracted more than 770,000 views and hundreds of comments.
Mark Pelley (pictured) says all snakes in Melbourne have the ability to flatten themselves and squeeze into tight spaces such as under doors
Not everyone appreciated the footage.
‘New fear unlocked thanks,’ one mortified viewer wrote.
Another added: ‘I could of gone the rest of my life with out knowing this.’
A third said: ‘Now I won’t sleep ever again.’
Others asked for advice on how to keep snakes away from our homes.
The clip also attracted unwanted attention among horrified viewers overseas.
‘This is #500th reason why I will never go to Australia!’ one wrote.
Mr Pelley was recently rushed to hospital after he was bitten while trying to capture an eastern brown snake in a Melbourne backyard.
He was discharged the next morning and was back on the job capturing snakes just hours later.
Mr Pelly added it was the first time he’s being bitten in his many years of being a professional snake wrangler.
This callout to a home in Melbourne’s north-east later shared to TikTok is one of dozens of jobs Mark Pelly has been called out to in recent days