Venomous snakes hatch from eggs collected by young boy

12/21/2012 | ABC News

Three-year-old Kyle Cummings and his mother of Australia are lucky to be alive after seven of nine eastern brown snake eggs he was keeping in a plastic food container in his closet hatched. The eastern brown snake is one of the most poisonous land snakes in the world. Only 5 to 6 inches long, the 5-day-old hatchlings are capable of killing a human with their venom, according to Trish Prendergast, the reptile specialist who obtained the baby snakes and released them into the wild.

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