Somerfield resident Kris Kaan was walking with a friend along Cashmere’s Ashgrove Tce on Thursday evening when they came across the unusual find.
“Me and my mate were just walking along. We saw a lady standing on the side of the road looking down at the ground.”
Kaan’s friend saw the snake first, and he heard him ask the woman “is that real”.
“Then I looked down and just thought it was some rubber snake.
“I kept saying `is this real, is this a joke’.”
The snake was at least a metre long and was tan-brown in colour, with a yellowish belly, he said.
“My mate picked it up and I touched it. It was definitely a snake.”
They saw “small fangs” and “bits of goo” on the snake.
“It was quite fat, but the head was quite small.”
It appeared to have been run over, Kaan said.
I often wonder what actually is living in our country without our knowledge, apart from the obvious giant moa in the bush, I wonder how many poisonous creatures live here and we are blissfully unaware.