Snake ‘climbs’ into baby’s cot

By Melissa Grant

A Queensland mum has spoken about the petrifying experience of finding a deadly brown snake in her baby daughter’s bedroom.

Aleisha Mitchley says the snake managed to “climb” into the cot, where her four-month-old daughter Sophie had been sleeping an hour earlier.

“I don’t know if that’s why she was unsettled. I don’t want to think about it,” Aleisha told 9News.

The Gold Coast mum said she was petrified as she tried to keep her young son away from the snake, which was over a metre long.

“It was petrifying. I was very scared,” she told 9News.

“I didn’t know what to do. I’m trying to reach for my phone and stop my son from trying to go see the snake. It was very scary.”



Aleisha said she had found it difficult to sleep after the incident and urged parents to be mindful about leaving windows and doors open.

Brown snakes are among the most deadly snakes in the world.

The incident comes after another Queensland resident had a close brush with a carpet python.

Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7 posted a photo on Facebook of the python being removed from a “nice cosy bed” in Darling Heights.


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Posted by Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7 on Saturday, September 15, 2018