Boy's egg collection turns into snakes - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

Boy's egg collection turns into snakes

Posted: Updated:

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A 3-year-old Australian boy was lucky to escape unharmed after a collection of nine eggs he found in his yard hatched into a slithering tangle of deadly snakes.
    
Reptile carer Trish Prendergast says young wildlife enthusiast Kyle Cummings could have been killed if he had handled the eastern brown snakes - the world's most venomous species on land after Australia's inland taipan.
    
She said Friday that Kyle found the eggs a few weeks ago at his home in Queensland state. He had no idea what kind of eggs they were.
    
He put the eggs into a food container and stashed them in his closet, where his mother found them Monday. Seven of the eggs hatched, but the snakes remained trapped in the container.
    
Prendergast released the snakes into the wild.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

105 West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
publicfile@kltv.com
903-597-5588
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.