By David Aspinall
A snake rescuer was stunned when the trapped reptile falls out on his face while he was lying under a car.
Max Jackson, from Sunshine Coast Snake Rescuers, was called out to release the stuck serpent from a vehicle near the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Sliding under the chassis on February 16, Max puts his hands into the underbody to try and retrieve the non-venomous common tree snake.
Suddenly, the black body falls straight onto the unexpectant rescuer’s face and neck, but Max’s quick reactions meant he was ready to grab it before it could slither away.
Max said: “The snake was approximately five feet long.
“After removing the snake from underneath the car, I released it in nearby bush land.
“Thankfully this is a non-venomous species, so I wasn’t too panicked about it landing on my face.
“However, I was nervous about the possibility of it pooing on my face as they do this as a defence mechanism.
“Fortunately, that didn’t happen.”