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Australian golfers run into venomous red-bellied black snake hiding in cup; it's time to go home, everyone

January 31, 2023
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This is a good reminder to be a little more cautious the next time you retrieve your putt. You probably won’t find a snake at the bottom of the hole, but there’s not a zero-percent chance.

Golfers in Sydney ran into this problem over the weekend when they found a four-foot red-bellied black snake lying in wait at the bottom of the pin on the second green. A golf club representative from The Coast Golf and Recreation Club stated that the serpent eventually moved on without any intervention, but this certainly wasn’t before some videos and photos were taken.

No, thank you. This is a real time to call it a day sign from the heavens. Doesn't matter if you're in the middle of a perfect round, get out of there immediately and thank the golf gods that you saw the snake before it saw you.

Extremely poisonous, the red-bellied black snake makes up 16 percent of all snake bites Down Under, but often leaves humans alone. No deaths have been recorded in Australia from this animal, but that may be because if you encounter it, you sprint the other way.

The group that ran into this slippery situation all decided to “take the two putts offered to them and move on,” which is certainly the right thing to do.