Snake scare

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Snake scare

A SNAKE terrorised shoppers in Leongatha’s Aldi car park yesterday (Monday)..

The hero of the day was Fish Creek snake catcher Neil Arnup, who managed to trap the four foot tiger snake and safely remove it from the car park.

The slithery creature was first spotted by Korumburra’s Lyn Mayo, who had wanted to park her car in a shaded area.

She saw the snake in the garden, quite close to a mother and a young child.

Ms Mayo warned the family away and watched the snake slither in the garden before calling Leongatha Police around 11am.

Two officers arrived at the scene to keep an eye on the snake. Mr Arnup was called to control the situation.

Ten minutes before Mr Arnup arrived, the snake found a new home – curled around the battery of Ms Mayo’s car.

In an hour long game of hide and seek, the snake made several appearances around the otuside of the car and along the manifold, but could not be removed.

Mr Arnup caught the snake around 12.30pm.

“People really need to be aware because they are quite dangerous,” Ms Mayo said.

“I’m just relieved it’s out now.”

Caught finally: Fish Creek snake catcher Neil Arnup safely removed a four foot tiger snake that had lodged itself around the engine of a car in Leongatha’s Aldi car park yesterday (Monday).

Caught finally: Fish Creek snake catcher Neil Arnup safely removed a four foot tiger snake that had lodged itself around the engine of a car in Leongatha’s Aldi car park yesterday (Monday).

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