Santa Throwing Venomous Snakes from the Sky in Adelaide?

Red-bellied snake from Australia - full body.

Out of nowhere for people working, shopping, and just walking around below, a deadly venomous red-bellied snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) fell from the sky and was dead on impact on an Adelaide, Australia street yesterday!

These snakes are dangerously venomous, and have a high rating on the Toxinology.com dangerousness scale as seen below.

Red-bellied snake venom scale.
More than capable of killing a person, the red-bellied snake is only one of Australia’s deadly snakes.

 

The Adelaide Advertiser reports that the venomous snake was killed on impact when it landed on the footpath next to a multi-level car park.

No one was hit or injured by the falling reptile.

It is understood the snake made its way from the River Torrens to Adelaide’s CBD via an oblivious person’s vehicle.

The car park’s security staff noticed the unwanted visitor sitting on a ledge on the 9th floor before calling snake catcher Cory Young in for assistance.

Shortly after Mr Young arrived, the snake, which prefers wetland habitats where it can feast on frogs and other small animals, tumbled off the ledge.

Apparently the snake must have hitched a ride on a vehicle to the car park. The snake fell from a fifth floor ledge where it was soaking up some sun. A bird startled the snake, it lost its balance, and fell the distance to the street below.

More information on this dangerous red-bellied snake found here.

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