Watch: Brown snake slithers into Jindabyne Bowling Club

Hannah Sparks 11 January 2021 35
Snake on floor inside Jindabyne Bowling Club.

A brown snake inside Jindabyne Bowling Club.

The staff and customers at Jindabyne Bowling Club were surprised to see a brown snake slither up to the bar at lunchtime on Sunday (10 January).

A video on social media showed anxious patrons gathering around the snake as it moved towards a table and chairs near the bar.

Michael Jamieson was behind the camera and said no one knew exactly how the snake got into the club. Some patrons suggested it crawled under the door, while others questioned how it wriggled its way to the bar from the front door without anyone noticing.

Michael said an older male patron took the situation into his hands by pinning the snake with a barstool before picking it up and placing it in a bin.

Another patron then carried the snake in the bin out of the club.

Michael said the snake was unharmed and was happily set free by Lake Jindabyne.

Brown snakes are one of Australia’s most dangerous snakes, known for their bad temper, and are responsible for more deaths each year than any other. Australians are used to seeing brown snakes outside in paddocks and near dams during summer, but rarely inside their own watering hole.

One patron even put a plate out for the snake, in case it decided to return for dinner!

However, everyone inside the club was able to see the funny side once the snake had been removed.

Michael wondered if the snake had completed the club’s COVID-19 check-in, while a Facebook commenter said the snake should have been cut off because it was legless!

Original Article published by Hannah Sparks on About Regional.


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35 Responses to Watch: Brown snake slithers into Jindabyne Bowling Club
Becky Kapeki Becky Kapeki 1:31 pm 14 Jan 21

Here's one that we saw yesterday trying to get into the Loaded Dog pub in Torago.

Harry Corkhill Harry Corkhill 1:08 pm 14 Jan 21

Fletcher Barry this fella fall out of ya pants?

    Fletcher Barry Fletcher Barry 1:27 pm 14 Jan 21

    Harry Corkhill so that’s where he ended up

Ricky Long Ricky Long 5:01 pm 13 Jan 21

Just wanted a drink haha

Hilary Phillips Hilary Phillips 4:53 pm 13 Jan 21

Sammy Foster where were you to keep the ppl safe?

Sheridan Desbrow Sheridan Desbrow 10:57 am 13 Jan 21

Kiarna Nikora bloody heck

Nathaniel Green Nathaniel Green 7:46 am 13 Jan 21

Aaron Knoester just get the apprentice on it

Hector Hanley Hector Hanley 5:26 pm 12 Jan 21

It’s back for round two with the old guy

Paula Moloney Paula Moloney 5:26 pm 12 Jan 21

Ok Sam Moloney I'm never going to Jindabyne ever again.

James Bull James Bull 1:47 pm 12 Jan 21

Long socks tomorrow... James Stephenson Josh Reid Nathan Bull

Julia Ross Julia Ross 9:59 am 12 Jan 21

A brown snake went into a bar and said to the barman,............

ACT Snake Removals ACT Snake Removals 6:56 am 12 Jan 21

Poor guy, must have been trying to cool down its body temperature or on a scent trail that led him into trouble. Wish I could have helped it out, would have been pretty stressful for it. But at least it wasn’t despatched. Remember, these guys only ‘grumpy’ when they are threatened.

Rebecca Buckland Rebecca Buckland 6:56 am 12 Jan 21

Keirryn Zifovich watch out!

Moira Campbell Moira Campbell 6:39 am 12 Jan 21

Juan Stewart Jacinda Fothergill-stewart how did it get through security though? 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Jacinda Fothergill-stewart Jacinda Fothergill-stewart 9:38 pm 12 Jan 21

    Moira Campbell must have been working at Woolies!

    Kate Pope Kate Pope 1:18 pm 14 Jan 21

    Moira Campbell and should it have been wearing a mask?

    Moira Campbell Moira Campbell 6:02 pm 14 Jan 21

    Kate Pope this serpent was not COVID safe!!

George Watling George Watling 12:18 am 12 Jan 21

Poor thing.

Kevin Hodder Kevin Hodder 11:32 pm 11 Jan 21

3 schooners later and it was legless

Lucy Kealey Lucy Kealey 10:55 pm 11 Jan 21

Liz Hancock Jo Polkinghorne Robyn Delves ... we best be prepared for many eventualities!

Tom Ethan Tom Ethan 10:14 pm 11 Jan 21

Harrison Myles I am a slippery little snake

    Harrison Myles Harrison Myles 12:28 am 13 Jan 21

    Tom Ethan its the wildest pub/squash court in town

Janine Gilchrist Janine Gilchrist 9:56 pm 11 Jan 21

Courtney Welsh share with your house mates

Brett Olzen Brett Olzen 9:33 pm 11 Jan 21

Give that Brownsnake a Beer 🍺🍻

Kelly Grosse Kelly Grosse 9:31 pm 11 Jan 21

Mark Watt happy hour $4 snakebites

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