On June 15th, 2020, Jimmy, a 27-year-old from Gladstone, Australia, was driving down Dawson Highway in central Queensland going 100kmph when a highly venomous brown snake crawled out from underneath his truck seat.
He said the snake was big, intimidating, and slithered right up and around his leg then started striking at the seat between his legs. He lost it and completely freaked out!
“I’m driving along at 100, and I just started to brake,” Jimmy told ABC.
“…And the more I moved my legs… it just started to wrap around me. Its head just started striking at the (driver’s seat) chair, between my legs.”
Jimmy said he used a seat belt and a work knife to fight the snake off while be tried to bring his truck to a stop. He ultimately killed the snake and put it in the back of his truck. Jimmy was speeding to the hospital when a cop pulled him over going 123kmph.
The body cam of the officer showed Jimmy explaining to the officer what happened to him and pointed out that the snake was in the back of his truck. The officer saw the snake and an ambulance was called. Medics ran a health check on him and determined that he had not been bitten by the snake, but instead suffered from a panic attack. “It was pretty bloody terrifying,” he said.