Workers and volunteers attending to the Manning River Rowing Club's impending roof repair were recently greeted by an uninvited guest.
Just days after the roof of the club was ripped off in a destructive storm, an eastern brown snake made its way onto the site.
Snake handler Brenton Asquith, from Reptile Dysfunction, was called just before noon on Monday, March 11 to collect the reptile.
He said the snake was about 1.5 metres long and was hiding in a pipe outside of the building.
"It had come across through the car park and into the pipe near the doorway," Brenton told Manning River Times.
Eastern brown snakes, alternatively known as the common brown snake, are extremely venomous.
They are native to eastern and central Australia and are considered the second most venomous land snake in the world.
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