Nine-year-old JellyÂ spent some time yesterday walking around with a copperhead snake wrapped around her neck.
Owner Wendy Wallis said Jelly wandered back in to their property, which borders the creek at Sorell, about 11.30am yesterday carrying the snake with her.
SheÂ called wildlife rescuers who removed the snake.
“Both the cat and the snake seemed quite happy,” Ms Wallis said.
“She didn’t show any signs of a bite last night, but this morning she was almost paralysed.
“She’s at the Montrose vet at the moment being pumped full of anti-venom, but the vet says she’ll recover fully.”
Ms Wallis said she snapped the picture through a glass door, but didn’t dare open the door as the cat would have walked inside.
SheÂ said she hadn’tÂ noticed anyÂ snakes on the property, but the previous owners and neighbours had seen them regularly.
She addedÂ it was a timely reminder about snakes being about at this time of year.
JellyÂ may well be thinking “One life down, eight to go!”