Snakes Aren’t Often Called ‘Cute’ – but That’s Because You Haven’t Seen This One

A video of a baby snake taking its first breath is going viral.

Such a special moment caught by our head of Reptiles & Venom Billy Collett! One of our brand new, freshly hatched king brown snakes taking its very first breath!!!!

Posted by The Australian Reptile Park on Friday, January 22, 2016

“Super cute!” one Facebook user commented.

“That’s the first and last time it’s going to be called cute,” another wrote.

The Australian Reptile Park posted a video of the snake’s first breath, which they say was captured by Billy Collett, their head of Reptiles and Venom.

A baby snake takes its first breath. Image source: The Australian Reptile Park
A baby snake takes its first breath. Image source: The Australian Reptile Park 

“One of our brand new, freshly hatched king brown snakes taking its very first breath!!!!” the post reads.

But the baby snake won’t be cute for long. According to the Reptile Park, king brown snakes are venomous snakes that can “reach a length over 2.5 [meters].”

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