WATCH: ‘Huge’ venomous snake found in child’s toy basket


This is not a “hisssterical” incident.

In Australia, a “huge” venomous snake was recently found inside a child’s toy basket, according to Newsweek.

On Facebook, the terrifying incident was posted by Stuart McKenzie, with Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7. The snake was found at their home in Maroochydore, a town in Queensland, eastern Australia.

“When I arrived and saw this situation it actually sent a shiver down my spine,” McKenzie wrote in the Facebook post.

“The two young daughters and their mom were playing in the girls room and went to take a few toys out of the toy basket when they uncovered a large fat red-bellied black snake hiding in there. Wow!”

Red-bellied black snakes are known scientifically as Pseudechis porphyriacus. These species can be found across the eastern portion of Australia.

While the bite of red-belly can require medical attention, the species is less venomous than many other snakes in the country.