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Aberglasslyn residents were shocked to find a brown snake making its way through a local Woolworths this week, but the low-low shopper was also spotted at a salon at Stockland McKeachies Run earlier in the day.

Snake surprise at breakfast

Meanwhile, in October, customers at a Newcastle cafe got a side of scary with their eggs on Sunday after the discovery of a 1.5 metre eastern brown snake coiled up in a pot plant.

The owner of Lexies on the Beach at Stockton, Nick Sovechles, thought the snake, hidden among plants in an entryway planter box, was a toy.

Snake in the carpark

Mishka Minacova posted a video, with the comment “there are no snakes in the city, they said”.

Snake among the toys

Snake catchers Tony and Brooke Harrison were called to the Tallebudgera home on Thursday afternoon to catch what they had been told was a carpet python.

But when they arrived Ms Harrison quickly recognised they were dealing with something much more dangerous: an eastern brown snake, the world's second most toxic land animal.

Knock-knock hiss: There’s a snake at the front door!

Anita Johnson was inside her Stockton home with her two sons, aged 5 and 1, when she heard the snake banging at the door on Wednesday morning.

“It was banging its head on the door,” she said. “It was striking at the door.”

The youngster you don’t want at school

When a jeuvenille red-bellied black snake arrived at Gillieston Public School, the students took it in their stride.

They nicknamed the snake “Rex” before it was collected by Cessnock District Rescue Squad volunteers on Wednesday.

Rescue squad spokesperson James Harris said the school first spotted the reptile earlier this week, and were told to keep a close eye out for it in case it popped up again.

Slinky vs. the Snake

It wasn’t all slithering terror. Late in October, a miniature Dachshund called Slinky bravely faced off against brown snake at Stockton.

The one metre snake entered the backyard of Slinky’s Newcastle Street home on Wednesday afternoon.

Tracey Hartigan was inside when she heard seven-year-old Slinky barking. 

When she went to investigate with her 11-year-old daughter Priya, they found the miniature Daschund running around the yard with the snake in her mouth.