These fishermen were happy to pull in a nice catch, until they realized this deadly snake was inside its mouth.
This video was taken in Australia by a friend of fisherman Andy Warton, who reeled in the incredible double whammy.
Inside the mouth of his fish was its fresh dinner, a spotted black snake. To make matters worse, the spotted black snake is one of the most venomous snakes in Australia.
As Warton told The Mirror, “I’ve been fishing since I was six years old and fishing in Northern Australian waters since 1999 and I have never seen anything like this before.”
In the video, you can hear the surprise in his voice as he narrates, “This is a cod and it’s got a snake in its mouth.” The snake was still moving and had only been recently eaten by the cod.
Let this be a reminder to handle any catch with caution – you never know what could be lurking, ready to nip your finger as you remove the lure.