Terrifying footage has revealed the moment a deadly eastern brown snake pounced on a family’s pet cat in their west Sydney backyard.
The cat can be seen in the video posted on TikTok sniffing the motionless snake that lies in the corner of a garden in Glenmore Park.
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Terrifying footage shows the cat’s narrow escape from the brown snake.
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Suddenly, the snake rushes towards the cat.
“Nala, Nala, Nala! the owners are heard screaming in panic.
The camera view drops to the ground as the owners desperately call for their pet to get out of the way of the snake.
Seconds later, a meow can be heard as the cat comes back into the shot at the man’s feet and appears unharmed.
The snake is then seen crawling along the edge of a garden bed before disappearing under a hedge.
The incredible video quickly went viral after it was posted on Monday and has since racked up over 170,000 views.
Hundreds of shocked TikTok users flocked to the video’s comments to share their disbelief.
“OMG I yelled too lucky cat they hit fast,” one person said.
“Mom of three cats…I felt that cry in my soul,” another said.
“Oh my god this is my worst nightmare with my dog,” added a third.
Responding to the hundreds of comments, Nala’s owner said he was “very lucky” she wasn’t bitten.
“She came when we called and the snake stood up as a warning and didn’t knock,” Rachel Glover said.
“I think she wasn’t giving off aggressive vibes, so Snake just gave her a warning. We are shaken but OK.
Rachel went on to explain that a snake catcher came to their house, however, after an “extensive search” they were unable to locate the snake.
“The snake catcher said it looked like almost 6 feet, which is the biggest they’ve caught,” she said.
“Don’t go out EVER!” she added.
Rachel said she would consider putting netting or mesh under their fence to prevent him from entering their yard again, and added that her neighbors should keep their pets indoors.
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