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Teenagers might often do some odd jobs to earn some pocket money, but rescuing snakes before school — that’s certainly not the side job that one would consider doing.
Well, 14-year-old Oli Wardrope, from Seventeen Seventy in Queensland has the ‘scary’ job of extracting huge snakes, and he does it with nothing but his bare hands!
The teenager has been filmed wrestling a two-metre carpet python from the undercarriage of a car using nothing and the video was posted on Facebook that has now gone viral. The nail-biting video shows the boy laying on his back underneath the vehicle as he extends his hands up inside the bodywork of a Cruiser to get the serpent. The reptile’s tail dangles down across his face and chest before finally, getting a grip on its head. “I’ve got his head”, he can he heard in the video before pulling out a huge python with his gloved fingers.
The young lad retracts the mighty python and puts him in a bag. His dad, Chazza Wardrope summed it up nicely on Facebook, saying, “That’s my boy! Been wrangling snakes since he was five!”