Thylungra station farmer George Scott was lucky to be alive after stepping on the eastern brown snake in QLD
The owner of a huge cattle station got lucky when he stepped on a deadly brown snake in a dark shed and was hit twice.
George Scott, who owns the historic 282,000-acre Thylungra property in central south-west Queensland, shared his chilling close encounter on Twitter on Friday along with a picture of the mutilated reptile.
“Doesn’t look very big now but when I stood on it in the feed shed in the dark I thought it was 1.8 meters tall,” Mr. Scott commented on the image of the snake, which appeared to be about a meter long.
“I even knew in the dark he was an Ost (brown) from the way he cooked.”
Mr Scott told Daily Mail Australia that his tread “unfortunately” killed the snake.
The eastern brown snake that the owner of the Thylungra cattle station stood on in the pitch black feed shed
“I came down from a considerable height after my first space launch attempt failed because an iron roof interfered,” he said of the experience.
“I tried to check my legs but my son yelled at me to get the snake so he had to wait.
“He (the snake) hit me at least twice. Luckily I was wearing boots and good jeans.’
It’s not the Scott family’s first unfortunate encounter this year, which includes six children, with deadly brown snakes.
Mr Scott said that although the snake struck him twice, he was unable to inject venom through his sturdy jeans and boots
In early January, Mr Scott tweeted that three of the family’s beloved dachshunds, two of them two years old and one an older dog, were bitten and killed by a brown snake in a single day.
“Yeah, it’s almost surreal,” he tweeted at the time.
“So still and still here now. Kids somehow can’t believe they’re all gone.
The snake was later found and killed.
The dangers of raising cattle in the outback also nearly claimed the life of Mr Scott’s brother Bill, who survived a helicopter crash on the property.
In early January, a single brown snake bit and killed three beloved Scott family pets on the property
Mr. Scott, whose family is from Longreach in central Queensland, bought Thylungra from Clyde Agriculture in 2008 for an alleged $10.5 million.
He turned what was once considered the world’s largest sheep farm into cattle country.
Mr Scott said at the time he was looking forward to the challenge.
“This is a very big step for the Scott family,” he said.
“It’s significantly bigger than anything we’ve been involved with in the past and it’s a hallmark.
“It is a great enrichment to have the family name. We look forward to a long working relationship with him.
“We are ranchers and we certainly intend to raise cattle on Thylungra.”
Mr. Scott owns the massive Thylungra cattle station in central south-west Queensland
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