You know what they say – catching snakes is much more effective with a block of ice in hand.

That was apparently one Aussie dude’s opinion after video surfaced of the laid-back Tradie maneuvering a carpet python off the road and out of harm’s way while juggling his refreshing snack.

The tradition that moves the snake.

The Tradie kept his block of ice intact while attempting to move the snake, who was unhappy at being disturbed. Source: TikTok / markabbott22

Video was captured in Nimbin, a small village just over an hour’s drive from Byron Bay, when two amused commuters were forced to pull over as Tradie and Snake blocked the road ahead.

The Tradie initially approached the python from behind and picked up its tail with his block of ice in his other hand, but quickly reconsidered his strategy as the snake rushed at him, with only his quick reflexes saving him from a nasty snake bite.

As he contemplated his next move, he chewed on his block of ice before deciding to get a long stick to help with the task before trying again.

After a few tense moments, the man managed to grab the snake’s tail before dragging the snake to the curb.

Tradie pulled the snake over to long grass.

The stick proved useful, as the tradie used it to hold down the snake’s head before lifting the reptile by its tail. Source: TikTok / markabbott22

“Didn’t even drop his block of ice!” the couple joked as the man pushed the snake into the tall grass before taking a triumphant bite of his snack, the snake now safely off the road.

The laid-back “Legend” is a typical Aussie

TikTok users enjoyed Tradie’s relaxed approach to helping the snake, with the video garnering thousands of likes after many were amused by how Australian the video was.

“I love Australia. This man is amazing,” wrote one

“I don’t know what’s more impressive. His quick reflexes or that he’s holding his block of ice with his front teeth,” said another.

Since the snake was a python, its bite posed no venomous threat, but could have inflicted a nasty gash on the tradie.

“It’s a constrictor, so they don’t have venom. They grab their prey in their mouths and wrap their coils around it, contracting each time the prey exhales,” Colin Shoemark, a Lake Macquarie snake trapper, told Yahoo News Australia.

Using the stick to move the snake was the safest approach the trader could have taken, but his tactic failed the snake catcher’s risk assessment after using his bare hands, which Colin advises against.

“Instead, I would recommend grabbing a branch or stick, stopping traffic as best you can, and pushing the line off the road,” he said.

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