An Australian has been fined €1,400 for surfing with a snake around his neck near Brisbane. The authorities tracked him down through a video clip published by local media.
He told the news channel that the man often surfs with his hose Nine news. “She goes swimming and then gets back on her surfboard.” According to him, his snake, named Shiva, will enjoy it. She always whispered when she was angry. According to him, this never happened while surfing.
The owner of the snake has a permit to keep Morelia bridley, a non-venomous species of snake that can grow up to 3 metres. Under this permit, the snake is not allowed outside unless there are exceptions, such as a visit to the vet. The owner will need an additional permit to surf.
According to the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, the intention is not to simply take such animals abroad. This is only permitted if the purpose is approved and adequate consideration is given to animal welfare and environmental safety.
According to a senior official, Shiva found the water “extremely cold.” “Snakes are cold-blooded animals. Although they can swim, reptiles generally avoid water. The only snakes to be found in the ocean are eels.”
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