Deadly Snake Filmed 'Knocking' on Glass Door Trying To Get Inside Home

An Australian reptile catcher has released footage of an eastern brown snake that was seen "knocking" on a family's window this week.

Stuart McKenzie, owner of the relocation service Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, posted the video to his Facebook business page on Wednesday after it was sent to him by the homeowners, who were located in Diddillibah off the Queensland coast.

The video showed the snake slithering around on the wooden decking just outside their home, seemingly seeking dry conditions amid wet weather.

The highly venomous species—one of the most toxic land snakes in the world—came right up to the glass window of the home's sliding doors and was seen touching its head and body along the pane, seemingly searching for a way to enter the property.

McKenzie said in the post: "Yes, by the looks of it in this video the brown snake is trying to get inside. He doesn't necessarily know it is actually inside someone's house, he just thinks of it as somewhere else he can explore and find a bit of shelter and food."

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The catcher praised the actions of the family, noting they did not panic, instead shutting the doors, watching its movements and ensuring all children and pets were safe inside.

He explained: "This snake has basically come on the back deck of this home and he is super duper curious, he is just cruising around minding his own business.

"The family is not bothering him at all and he is not bothering them. They have kept the windows of the sliding doors shut and he even comes right up and basically touches his nose and has a look in and sees what's going on inside the house.

"He ends up moving on and they didn't require a snake catcher, so even brown snakes will move on by themselves, but the family did well to stay calm."

Ultimately, the eastern brown left the area without the homeowners needing to call for the assistance of the snake wrangler. In the post, McKenzie said there would likely be a rise in snake encounters in the region as the weather heats up following a rainy few days.

According to an Australian Museum profile, the eastern brown is linked to more fatalities than any other snake in the country and a bite with its venom can result in death.

McKenzie said there had been a lack of snake activity in the region while snakes were "hiding away" due to the rain, but noted conditions were now improving.

He said: "Be wary guys, frogs are going to be out and about, the rodents are going to be back out and so are snakes, definitely over the next couple of weeks when everything starts to dry up and the sun is out all day. If you see a snake, keep your distance."

Australia eastern brown snake
A deadly Australia eastern brown snake -- which has enough venom to kill 20 adults with a single bite -- is photographed in the Sydney suburb of Terrey Hills on September 25, 2012. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images