Toddler Egg Collection Hatches In His Closet Into Deadly SurpriseMonica Bielanko
Pop quiz. Your toddler finds some eggs, brings them home and asks you if he can keep them.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Well, if Kyle Cummings’ story is any indicator, you get rid of his cute, little eggs as quickly as possible!
As reported on the BBC, 3-year-old Kyle found nine eggs near in some grass near his home in Townsville, Queenland several days ago. He had no idea what kind of eggs they were. As is the case with most toddlers, he wanted to keep his discovery, so he put them in a plastic container and stashed them in his closet.
On Monday his unsuspecting mother, Donna Pim, found a tangle of seven newly hatched eastern brown snakes in his closet where he had put the eggs. Oh, hey. By the way, the “brown snake” is only, like, the second most poisonous in the world.
The newly born reptiles were tiny, only about 12cm long and their teensy tiny fangs are just millimeters. They probably couldn’t break the skin if they bit you, but they’re just as venomous as full-grown brown snakes. “If venom had got on Kyle’s skin where there was a cut or if he put it in his mouth, it could have been fatal,” Trish Prendergast of the North Queensland Wildlife Care tells The Guardian.
The snakes, which were a bit dehydrated, were given to North Queensland Wildlife Care, who released the snakes into the wild.
Photo Credit: TheGuardian
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