A deadly snake was safely removed from a home in Australia after it was found curled up behind a dog’s bowl.

Snake catcher Stuart McKenzie with the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 took to Facebook on Wednesday to say that he rushed to a home in Meridan Plains after getting a call about the hidden snake.

"A family in Meridan Plains had a healthy Red Belly on the move through their property which ended up going into the garage where the dogs hang out and curled up behind the dog's bowl! Luckily the homeowner saw it and got his two large dogs away from the snake and called us straight away," McKenzie wrote on Facebook.

Video of the rescue shows the snake catcher moving the bowl and capturing the reptile using snake tongs. Showing the snake to the camera, he says that is a "healthy" Red-bellied black snake. He then holds the snake and places it in a blue bag. The video cuts to him releasing the snake in the wild.

Warning pet owners to be careful, McKenzie wrote, "This time of year snakes are on the move big time and it's important that all pet owners keep this in mind. If you see a snake in your yard please keep all kids and adults away from the snake and also remove any pets from the situation and lock them in an area out of harm's way."

The video of the rescue has gone viral, receiving over 7,000 views in less than two hours.

Meanwhile, while speaking to International Business Times last year, Joshua Castle, a snake catcher from Brisbane, Australia, talked about why snakes end up in unusual places like bedrooms, kitchens and toilets.

"Smaller species often get brought inside the home by a cat, larger species end up inside by accident through cat/dog doors and/or flyscreen holes due to temperature. It may be too hot outside so they need to cool off inside on tiles," Castle told IBT.

"They also sneak in through doors and windows that are left open for longer than needed. Some species of snakes can slither up the pipework to your toilet/sink/shower, this often happens by accident too, they either were looking for water or they got into a disagreement with a cat and bolted into the sewage," he added.

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