City slither: Tiger snake shocks shoppers in Melbourne

A HIGHLY venomous snake has brought the streets of Melbourne to a standstill after slivering up from a drain in the city.

Lunchtime commuters were shocked when they spotted a deadly tiger snake in a gutter near the corner of Spencer and Collin street.

Police cordoned off the area and reptile catcher Barry Goldsmith was called into the wrangle the serpent.

"Growing older is inevitable, ageing is optional": SIGN UP to Seniors News

Mr Goldsmith said injured-looking reptile may have been attracted by the city's abundance of food.

"They come up the Yarra, they come up the drains," he told the ABC.

"But they do live around here, they eat mice and rats and we're swamped with those at the moment."

The snake was quickly captured and taken to the vet for evaluation.


AgForce demands agricultural colleges back for Queensland

AgForce demands agricultural colleges back for Queensland

They are too important to many rural communities to be closed.

Drivers gear up for Royal

Drivers gear up for Royal

It will be a big year for modified sedans in Kingaroy in 2019.

OPINION: What's the real Christmas message?

OPINION: What's the real Christmas message?

What I learnt from my first church visit in two decades.

Local Partners