This incredibly brave rescuer showed the calmness needed to save a snake from the most unlikely of places – in a darkened, underground watertank.
While many would be fearful of entering the pitch-black tank, Lachlan “Lockie” Gilding showed no hesitation in heading down to rescue the trapped carpet python.
Talking viewers through the rescue, Lockie, 23, headed into the tank via a ladder before detaching the snake, which was wrapped around a central pipe.
The rescue took place in Cooroy, Queensland, Australia, where Lockie is part of the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers. It happened on August 27, 2017, and was one of many rescues Lockie and his team make daily.
Despite its obvious distress, the snake showed a great temperament and was very gentle, Lockie said. The carpet python was later released into nearby bushland.
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