UPDATE: The Snake Catcher has admitted to STAGING the event – see: https://acapmag.com.au/2020/09/snake-catcher-staged-deadly-encounter-on-melbourne-petrol-pump/ for more

A deadly tiger snake has been found curled around the pump at a suburban petrol station in Melbourne.The venomous reptile had wrapped itself around the bowser at the Coles Express in Nunawading, in the city’s east, today.Melbourne snake catcher Raymond Hoser was called in to remove the one-and-a-half metre tiger snake after it crawled out from under a car.

This deadly tiger snake was captured at a service station in Melbourne.
This deadly tiger snake was captured at a service station in Melbourne. (Snakebusters Australian Snakeman)

“They are deadly, you get bitten by a tiger snake and it’s pretty intense… they’re quite erratic,” he told Nine.com.au.Mr Hoser said snakes often crawl up the wheels of parked cars and into the engine cavity, and when the car stops somewhere else it will slither away “and no one knows any different”.However today the snake emerged and crawled up and around the pump before being removed.

Snake catcher Raymond Hoser.
Snake catcher Raymond Hoser. (Snakebusters Australian Snakeman)

Tiger snakes are the most common snake in Melbourne and are often found along the Yarra River and in the creeks that run off them, Mr Hoser said.

However, he warned people not to approach the deadly creatures and said they will usually keep moving if they are not bothered.”One wrong move by one wrong person is just destruction.”

Extracted in full from: https://www.9news.com.au/national/tiger-snake-found-at-melbourne-service-station/5aae6dee-2091-46ec-a957-8839e8e64a9d