An Australian trucker fought off a deadly snake whilst driving at 70 mph.



The unnamed man was pulled over by police who believed that he was speeding when he claimed that he had been trying to protect himself against the venomous reptile.

Footage recorded on the officer's bodycams recorded him saying: ''I'm driving along at 100, and I just started to brake.

''The more I moved my legs... it just started to wrap around me. Its head just started striking at the chair, between my legs.''

The man was lucky to escape without being bitten and was full of adrenaline after the ordeal.

He said to the officers: ''I think it has bitten me, it was in the car with me. You can feel my heart, mate.

''It was pretty terrifying. I've never been so happy to see red and blue lights.''