Snake Pulled Out of Harley-Davidson: 'This Dude Wanted to Go for a Ride'

A snake that was found curled up inside a Harley-Davidson appears to have been hoping to "take a ride," snake catchers who were called in to remove the animal said.

Sean Cade, founder of snake removal business Australian Snake Catchers, arrived at a property in Galston, New South Wales, to find the common tree snake lurking underneath the seat of the motorcycle. Footage of the encounter shows Cade removing the small serpent from the bike.

In a Facebook post, Cade said that the homeowners didn't think it was a good idea to let the snake take a ride, so called him to remove the "hitchhiker."

Once Cade had stopped filming, the snake, agitated at having been removed from his hiding place, bit Cade on the finger. Cade told Newsweek: "The snake was not angry per se, just frightened ... this particular fellow was obviously upset about being ejected from a potential ride on a Harley."

Common tree snakes are a harmless species from the colubrid family. They are generally uninclined to bite humans.

It is currently the middle for Australia's snake season, which is a busy time of year for snake catchers due to the warmer weather. Snakes tend to come out of hiding during the warmer months because they need external sources of heat to keep their bodies going. Warmth helps their bodies to digest food and maintain respiration.

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The common tree snake was found on a Harley Davidson. This species is non-venomous and generally uninclined to hurt humans. Australian Snake Catchers/Australian Snake Catchers

The video shows the motorcycle owner assisting Cade in removing the seat of the Harley-Davidson. Once unscrewed, the owner braces himself and quickly removes the saddle to reveal the snake comfortably curled up underneath.

Cade sets to work removing the snake, assessing how best to remove the hitchhiker.

He lifts the snake out, however its head appears to get caught on something. He then carefully eases its head out of motorcycle and manages to free it completely. It appears to lunge towards Cade briefly, but does not bite.

The snake bit Cade as he was taking a picture of the snake after having removed it. In a Facebook comment, Cade said that the bite had been a "rookie error."

The common tree snake is non-venomous and can grow up to six feet however it is usually a little over three feet.

Cade said that the business is currently dealing with 10 to 12 snake rescues per day.

He said they have been removing snakes from "all types of situations,'' such as being inside homes, pools, cars, businesses, childcare centres and theme parks.

Cade said the tree snake in the Harley Davidson fell into the garage from the roof.