The children were playing in the back garden of their Queensland home with the cat when an eastern brown snake slithered in right next to the children. The eastern brown is listed by National Geographic as Australia’s deadliest snake, with brown snakes responsible for more deaths in Australia than any other group of snakes.
The eastern brown is highly aggressive, fast, known for its bad temper and has the second most toxic land snake venom in the world – making the situation immediately dangerous for the little ones.
Arthur the cat immediately saw the snake and leapt into action. The tabby hero fought off the snake, killing it. Sadly he was bitten in the process.