A venomous olive sea snake “scared the living daylights” out of a woman snorkeling off Australia’s east coast, tense footage posted online shows.
The video, by underwater filmmaker and adventurer Dean Cropp, shows crew member Emily being circled by the potentially deadly sea creature.
“It was very, very scary,” said Cropp, who was diving in the Coral Sea at the time, shooting for his Bluewater Safari television series.
“This olive sea snake was heading to the surface to breathe when it found Emily, and it was love at first sight,” he said. “The snake was so very curious about her, much to Emily’s horror.”
He said the snake “slithered around her legs, under her arm and around her body” while Emily remained still, frozen with fear.
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