Deadly, Venomous Snake Caught in Family Living Room

A venomous snake was caught slithering around a family's living room in Australia, footage shows.

The video, taken by Hervey Bay Snake Catchers and posted to their YouTube channel, shows snake catcher Drew Godfrey entering a home to remove a snake hiding at the bottom of a pair of curtains.

In the footage, Godfrey walks up to the curtains and gently moves them aside to reveal the snake.

Hervey Bay Snake Catchers remove snakes from people's homes in southern Queensland

At first, Godfrey believed it was a whip snake—a mildly venomous snake that rarely causes a problems for humans.

However, as the snake catcher gets a better look, he realizes it is not a whip snake at all.

"Oh s*** it's not a whipsnake that's an Eastern brown snake," he says. "Very, very lethal Eastern brown snake."

The Eastern brown snake is a highly venomous snake native to eastern and central Australia. Experts consider their venom as the second most toxic of any land snake.

However, Godfrey told Newsweek that they're only dangerous if you provoke them.

"Given how common they are and how few incidents there are, it's reasonable to conclude that although highly venomous, the species is not aggressive nor does it attack people. However, if threatened it will defend its self," Godfrey said.

Godfrey said that snakes "don't warrant" the reputation they have. He said the business strives to "change people's perception of snakes."

In the footage, Godfrey continues to go about removing the snake from the living room.

The Eastern brown snake begins wriggling around in its hiding place as Godfrey gently attempts to remove it.

Eastern brown snake
A stock photo shows an Eastern Brown snake. They are highly venomous but only bite if provoked. gorgar64/Getty Images

The snake catcher takes hold of its tail and transports it over to a bag. He puts it down and eases it into the bag.

The Eastern brown then makes a leap, jumping out of the bag. Godfrey catches it again and eases it into the bag.

"As long as I'm gentle with it, it's not going to try and hurt me," he says.

Once again the snake wriggles its way out of the bag, but Godfrey manages to catch it just in time. The snake is then transported to a plastic box.

"That body, that's why you've got to learn your snakes too, because that body and the olive green is very unusual for an Eastern Brown snake," he says. "It's very characteristic of a yellow-faced whipsnake."

As the snake raises its head inside the box, Godfrey says faint orange spots can be seen on its underside, which indicates it's a "dangerous snake."

When the snake catcher goes to release it back into the wild, a dark stripe along its neck can be seen, which he says is a very common feature of the Eastern brown.

It then slithers out of the box, and back into the bush.

Godfrey told Newsweek that as it's coming into winter in Australia, snake activity is currently slowing down. Snakes are typically more active in the warmer months, as they are cold blooded.