An Australian guy puts down his beer, picks a snake in the middle of the road and guides it into the bush
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A video has emerged of an Outback cattle farmer casually picking up a snake and leading it off a dirt road, even as it backs away and comes dangerously close to his bare feet and legs.
The barefoot man, who wants to be known by his nickname ‘Bouta’, can be seen grabbing the wriggling snake by the tail on Saturday evening as it drives along a Northern Territory bush track towards Darwin.
Meanwhile, a beer sits in a stubbie holder in the dust next to him as he tangles the hose in the light of the headlights of his four-wheel drive.
“Stop, stop, stop, stop,” Bouta says soothingly as the snake writhes in his grasp.
Stockman Bouta casually removes a hose blocking his vehicle on the way back to Darwin
The snake stares at him and comes within millimeters of Bouta’s calf and foot.
“Almost got me on my feet,” is the simple summary he gives of the video he posted on X (formerly Twitter).
Bouta, who identifies himself as a “proud black guy,” releases the snake and begins sliding off the road toward the bush.
‘Come on mate. Get off the road. Come on buddy, get off the road buddy,” the man says as he calmly guides him.
He gives the snake a quick touch on the tail to speed it up and it disappears back into the undergrowth.
Bouta, 46, told Daily Mail Australia on Monday that the snake was a non-venomous python, which he called “harmless”.
It blocked his and his buddy’s vehicle as they returned home from a day of pig hunting.
“I’ve dealt with snakes all my life,” he said.
Bouta said he has worked with snakes all his life as he led the ‘harmless’ python off the road
‘I also treat poisonous snakes.’
Someone commenting on the video asks: “Barefoot snake fight, is that right?”
Bouta answers “yes” and then simply, “It is what it is.”
Earlier on Saturday, Boula posted a photo of himself and another man standing on either side of the driver’s cab of a vehicle almost completely submerged in brown water.
“F*** this was a crazy day with good friends,” he wrote about the expedition.
‘The pulses went up. Adrenaline was present.’
A social media user asked Bouta if there were crocodiles present.
‘Naturally. That’s why we were on the roof,” he said.
Bouta works on the huge Tipperary group of cattle stations, which lie almost 200km south of Darwin.
During the eventful pig hunting trip, Bouta (pictured right) also found himself staying out of the water, where he said there were ‘a lot’ of crocodiles