Watch Deadly Snake Get Caught in School Library

One of the world's deadliest snakes has been found slithering around a school library in Queensland, Australia.

Snake catcher Stuart McKenzie, who founded snake rescue business Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, was called to the school to catch the four foot eastern brown snake, which was loose in the school building.

In a Facebook post, McKenzie said that he headed over "straight away" to catch the venomous snake.

Footage of the encounter shows McKenzie on his way to the school, with him saying the rescue was "pretty urgent."

The eastern brown snake is considered one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. Its potent venom is second only to the Inland Taipan, which is considered the most venomous snake in the world.

Eastern browns do not usually bite humans because of their short fangs, according to the Billabong Society. Most bites are "dry bites," where venom is not injected. However, only a tiny amount of venom would be needed to kill a person.

Upon arrival, the snake catcher makes his way through the library to find that the snake had escaped and made its way onto an outside balcony. All the children at the school had been evacuated from the building, while staff kept an eye on the snake from a safe distance.

A member of staff can be heard saying that she did not know how the snake got into the library. McKenzie said that the snake "certainly had his wits about him."

McKenzie wrote on Facebook that the snake being on the balcony made for an "easy catch."

In the footage, McKenzie crouches low and prepares to catch the snake. In one swift movement he grabs its tail. "It's certainly not what you need in your school." he said as he bagged the snake.

Eastern BRown
A stock photo shows an Eastern Brown Snake. They have one of the deadliest venoms of any snake. gorgar64/Getty Images

McKenzie then goes to a wild spot to release the snake away from the school. He carefully places the snake on the ground. "Its just amazing, when you don't act like a threat towards them, they can actually sort of cruise off nice and slow," he said.

It is a busy time of year for snake catchers in Australia. The snake season is in full swing, which carries on from around October until April.

The summer months in Australia cause more snakes to come out of hiding, as they seek warmth to help their bodies digest food.

In Australia, the eastern brown snake is found mostly over Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The average length is about 4.9 feett, but they can grow up 7.8 feet.