Man doing dishes 'surprised' by deadly brown snake in drain

5/05/2020 9:00:00 PM

Michael Hilliard had his hands just inches away from the highly venomous brown snake before he spotted it. #9News

Michael Hilliard had his hands just inches away from the highly venomous brown snake before he spotted it. 9News

A deadly eastern brown snake has slithered from inside a sink drain as a Queensland man started to wash his dishes.

"It was just a bit of a surprise. I'd popped my hands in and it was like 'woah what was that'," Mr Hilliard said."Then I found out it was a juvenile eastern brown so I phoned up the snake catcher and he said yes it is.The juvenile snake was disturbed when Mr Hilliard went to do his dishes.

(Facebook / Brisbane North Snake Catchers)"It was a bit of a shock because they're pretty lethal. Thank God it didn't get me."You'd think they'd be nice and quiet there."Snake Catcher Steven Brown was tasked with the job of removing the snake from the Draper property, North of Brisbane.

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Sell the house and fly to Antarctica. I'll bet there's more where that baby just came from ! I’d be ‘surprised’ too Oh hell no,nope nope and more nope A good excuse not to do the dishes, buddy.

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Michael Hilliard told 9News he had his hand just inches away from the highly venomous reptile when it emerged.Larger text size Very large text size A man acquitted of murder over Victoria Police's use of gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo as a police informer now wants the state to pay up.The site in the city's south-west was locked down after the man died this afternoon.A major search and rescue is underway after Anthony Vanharen's boat was found washed ashore at Winning Point, near Weipa in Cape York on Saturday afternoon.

"It was just a bit of a surprise. I'd popped my hands in and it was like 'woah what was that'," Mr Hilliard said. Faruk Orman in July last year, hours after being freed from prison. "Then I found out it was a juvenile eastern brown so I phoned up the snake catcher and he said yes it is. Emergency crews responded to the scene at the Chipping Norton worksite, but paramedics were unable to save the man. The juvenile snake was disturbed when Mr Hilliard went to do his dishes. Mr Orman has now filed documents in the Supreme Court, seeking damages from the state. (Facebook / Brisbane North Snake Catchers) "It was a bit of a shock because they're pretty lethal." Acting Inspector Goan said Mr Vanharen appeared to have been living in his boat and last made contact with his family on April 29.

Thank God it didn't get me. It also argues Victoria Police failed to exercise reasonable care for Mr Orman's safety and for failing to properly supervise, control or train employees, officers and/or agents of Victoria Police. "You'd think they'd be nice and quiet there." Snake Catcher Steven Brown was tasked with the job of removing the snake from the Draper property, North of Brisbane. Former lawyer and police source Nicola Gobbo in her ABC interview in December. Related .