- Two men rode 300 miles with a deadly snake in the engine
- It happened by accident but they didn’t have time to deal with it immediately
- They figured it was too big to enter the cabin somehow, so they just kept it there
Two Australian men were forced to ride for 10 hours with a deadly mulga snake in their car. They said that everything started when he and his co-worker wanted to be “environmentally friendly” and usher the snake, but it ended up in the engine of their car.
The mulga snake is sixth on the list of the deadliest snake species in Australia.
The men were trying to save it, but the snake shot straight towards the car. And just like that, they drove over 300 miles with a deadly snake in the engine.
It looked like shelter to it I suppose. We thought to ourselves, 'holy mackerel we've got a snake in our car'. We looked through the grille but couldn't see it … then we popped the bonnet and it was lying across the battery … across the air cleaner at the side of the engine. It looked quite happy, not too hot. It was upset that I was disturbing it, and it slithered out of the wire hook and back into the engine somewhere and we couldn't find it anymore.
They concluded that the snake was too big to find its way to the cabin of the car, so they kept driving as “they had to finish their jobs”.
He was a pretty big fella, thick as your arm, and we didn't think it could get through the vent. We checked out the other side of Jervois and saw it behind the headlight, it was happily sitting on the mudguard there before the air cleaner. I didn't want to take it home to the wife, she wouldn't have appreciated it. I might get into trouble with work for picking up hitch-hikers because we're not allowed to.