A snake catcher was taken aback after a reptile tried to bite him on his face as he tried to rescue it from a home in Yandina, Australia, on Monday.

A video of the rescue process, posted by the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 on its Facebook page, showed the snake catcher opening a phone box. Immediately, the snake, a red-bellied black snake, springs out and tries escaping. However, the snake catcher manages to get hold of the reptile. When he tries putting it inside a bag, the snake almost bites the man on his face.

“Red Belly launches at my face. I tell ya what, I reckon a little wee may have come out when I nearly got kissed on the face by this large fat Red Bellied Black Snake today in Yandina. For a very warm snake he was staying relatively calm but as soon as I lifted him off the ground to bag him up he flew up straight at my face. Just shows you have to be ready for anything in our job,” the post accompanying the video said.

The post went viral within minutes with several people saying that it was “like a jump scare.”

“Definitely think I would have needed a change of underwear if that happened to me .... not that I would mess with snakes, but ... lol,” one user said. “I have to admit, I slowed it down and paused it when he launched at you face...I’m gonna say that 4 inches was generous! Looked WAY closer when it’s paused!” said another user.

The snake was rescued and released into the wild.

The incident comes less than a month after the same snake catcher rescued two red-bellied black snakes that were found fighting in a man's backyard in Glenview, Australia.

The video of the rescue was posted by the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 on its Facebook page with the caption, “I was very lucky to see first-hand two large male Red Bellies fighting in a man's backyard in Glenview. This is the first time in my career that I have been able to see Red bellies do this for myself so I am on a big high atm. What an experience. Thought I would go the double wrangle as well haha.”

In the representational image, a python lays on the bed at Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa rooms in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 27, 2013. Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images