The snake photo was taken seconds before a Queensland man was brutally attacked
A Queensland man has faced criticism after suffering bruises and blows while trying to capture video of a recent encounter with a snake while hiking.
Joey Zayne stopped to film a python in Cairns’ Behana Gorge when it suddenly thrashed.
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Zayne was walking in Behana Gorge over the weekend when he spotted the python in a tree.
“A beautiful snake just above the Behana,” he captioned the camera in a video he has since posted to social media.
But the python didn’t like being in front of the camera.
The eight-foot-tall reptile struck and bit him in the face.
Seconds later, blood spurted from the small bite marks.
Zayne held a t-shirt to his wound and told the camera that blood was “flowing out” of it.
“It’s coming out really fast,” he said.
“I feel good. It’s just crazy how much blood.”
Zayne’s video of the ordeal has garnered a lot of attention online and has been shared on Facebook nearly 100 times.
Snake guides say people need to be vigilant.
“If you see a snake, just give it a wide berth,” said David Walton of Cairns Snake Removals.
The Environment Agency repeated this warning.
It states: “When snakes feel threatened, they can become defensive”.
“Snakes don’t attack or bite without a reason,” Walton said.
“You really have to feel the need to provide a defensive response in a vulnerable situation.”
– With Frank Russo
https://7news.com.au/news/qld/snake-photo-snapped-seconds-before-queensland-man-brutally-attacked-c-10048430 The snake photo was taken seconds before a Queensland man was brutally attacked