Australian Boy's Egg Collection Turns Into Snakes

Snakes

The snakes were 12 to 15 centimeters (5 to 6 inches) long and had probably hatched around five days before they were released, she said, adding that they were thirsty but otherwise healthy.

Australia averages around three fatal snake bites a year, and eastern browns are responsible for 60 percent of the country's fatalities.

Sim did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Friday.

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