By Helen Frost For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 07:39 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 09:02 BST, 16 September 2020
A Melbourne motorist has been left shocked after a 1.2metre tiger snake curled out from under his car and latched onto the petrol bowser.
Snake catcher Raymond Hoser retrieved the reptile and said the number of calls for eastern brown, tiger and copperhead snakes had spiked dramatically.
He also visited a Melbourne University to try and find a large tiger snake that crawled through a wall and hid in the cladding.
Snake catcher Raymond Hoser has seen a huge spike in the number of call outs for eastern brown, copperhead and tiger snakes (pictured)
The reptile wrapped around the petrol pump at Coles Express in Nunawading crawled out from underneath a car when the driver went inside to pay for petrol.
'Deadly tiger snakes like this ripper specimen have been hitching rides in cars and turning up in weird places this week,' he said.
Mr Hoser found the same type of snake at a Melbourne University but was unable to catch it during his visit.
Mr Hoser (pictured) was called to the Coles Express in Nunawading on Wednesday after the serpent crawled out from underneath a car when the driver went inside to pay for petrol
'It went up inside the cladding of the building, it could pop