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Snake catcher wrangles stowaway tiger snake

Guardian, 04 May 2021
Fisherman Bob Thatcher was a long 30-minute ride from shore when he spotted a one-metre-long tiger snake that was sharing his tiny tinnie. Tiger snakes are one of the world’s most venomous snakes. Thatcher was hoping to catch some bream in Lake Wellington – one of the coastal waterways in Victoria’s East Gippsland region. After spotting the stowaway, he rushed back to shore where Baden Peter of Gippsland Snake Catchers turned up to deal with the potentially deadly passenger

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