Manson said Friday is no different than any other workday.
“The only difference was that this time we had the camera outside,” she said.
“Snakes aren’t an aggressive, go-getting-and-attacking species like people think. They are based on how you react and then they will react.
“Venomous snakes can be read in full by professionals.
“I think snakes are a bit misunderstood and misjudged. Once you get to know them, they’re really cool and amazing to look at.”
Company co-owner Brooke Harrison said they were criticized for putting the video online because some people thought it might inspire children to look for snakes. However, she said the backlash would not stop her from educating the public.
“We posted it because we want people to learn from it,” she said.
“The reality is that people in Australia will encounter a snake in their lifetime and if they don’t know how to deal with it, things will go wrong.
“Here in Queensland we have many more species of snakes and we release snakes every day.
“We want everyone, children and adults, to see this so they know how to deal with a situation like this.
“The approach should always be to not move and stay still because if we move too fast we could startle it and get a bite.”
Friday’s incident came just a week after a man in his 60s died after being bitten by what is believed to be an eastern brown snake in the Lockyer Valley, about 50 kilometers west of Brisbane.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/not-so-fast-smoko-rudely-interrupted-by-deadly-intruder-20230205-p5chzk.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national Not so fast… Smoko is roughly interrupted by a deadly intruder