A venomous snake was captured after it was found swimming in a pool in Queensland, Australia. Stuart McKenzie of Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers wrote on his Facebook page Monday that he was called in when a man, from Twin Waters, spotted the reptile in his pool.

The snake, a red-bellied black snake, leaped from the pool's edge into the water and continued to move around trying to escape.

"He's a nice big chunky red-bellied, look at the size of him," McKenzie says in the video. Talking to Australia's nine.com, McKenzie said, "As the weather warms up, we regularly see snakes hanging around pool areas... This is usually due to there being plenty of spots to bask in the sun."

McKenzie said snakes keep trying to find spots around the pool retaining walls and erosion gaps to hide. The reptiles also favor pools as a hiding spot as it is a great source of water during high temperatures, he added warning residents to check for snakes before entering a pool.

"It's important that families be vigilant when swimming in their pool and understand that (snakes) often can't get back out once they are in," he said.

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Recently, there have been several sightings of red-bellied black snakes – a deadly snake species found around northern and central-eastern Queensland.

Last week, a woman found a red-bellied snake slithering inside the glove box of her car in the Australian town of Clarendon. The woman was driving when she realized there was a snake inside the glove box. She stopped at a location and contacted experts who sent snake catcher Andrew Smedley to the spot.

"The lady driving obviously got a hell of a fright as she seen it coming out while driving & pulled in to the chemist. I opened up the glove box and there it was sitting nice and content," Smedley wrote in a post. "It's usually a nightmare to find a snake when its got in to a car but luckily found this guy pretty quickly. Busy day."

In another incident, the same species of snake was found on a school campus in Nambour, Australia. McKenzie arrived at the scene and captured the snake after a 10-minute rescue operation.

Speaking to International Business Times about the rescue operation, McKenzie said, "The snake was right down the back and took off down a hill and went in a creek and I jumped in the shallow creek to catch it."

Red Bellied Black Snake
A Red-bellied Black Snake showing its tongue. GETTY IMAGES