Queensland police pulled over the 27-year-old man speeding at 76 mph (123 km/h) on Dawson Highway around 5 p.m. local time on June 15, police said in a statement Tuesday.
The driver, identified only as “Jimmy,” claimed a brown snake had slithered its way through his truck’s gear shift and attacked him.
“I’m driving along at 100 km/h (62 mph), and I just started to brake,” Jimmy said. “And the more I moved my legs … it started to wrap around me. Its head just started striking at the (driver’s seat) chair, between my legs.”
I have never intentionally killed a snake, because I keep a look out and avoid them. I see copperheads and timber rattlers all the time fishing. Were I to see one around my property where my kids and dogs play, I probably would, and in this situation it is certainly forgivable.View Linked Article