This woman has been hailed the most glamourous snake catcher ever after she fearlessly snared a gigantic python in a stylish dress and stiletto heels.
Tetiana Nazarova conquered her lifetime fear of snakes by successfully capturing a massive 2.5 metre carpet snake in a backyard two weeks ago in Cleveland, Brisbane.
The 24-year-old Ukrainian customer service worker said she had never dreamed she would ever go near a snake due to her overwhelming fear but after snake catcher friend Supa Tony got a sudden call to attend a relocation job while the pair were admiring the sunset, she decided to tag along for the experience.
Coming straight from work decked out in an LBD and elegant heels, Tetiana didn’t look like your average Aussie snake catcher but as this viral footage shows she managed to get the job done in style.
Now the brave woman has conquered her lifelong fear of snakes and has no qualms about holding the slithering reptiles in her hands.
“I’ve always been absolutely terrified of snakes and I could never even look at them in books or on television,” she said.
“At first, I thought no way, I don’t want to go near it.
“But I’m that sort of person who likes to take chances and conquer my fears, so I just braved up and went for it.
“I couldn’t believe I actually caught it and it was quite fun. Now I’m no longer scared of snakes at all, I’ve completely conquered my fear.
“I’ve realized that they’re actually gorgeous creatures. I’m not scared at all anymore.”
However, while she has been able to successfully conquer her lifelong fear of snakes, the young woman admits she is still frightened of spiders.
“I was a little scared coming to Australia because you always hear about the snakes and spiders, along with all the other weird animals and insects,” she said.
“I am still absolutely terrified of spiders and I think that is my next fear to overcome.
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“I’ve learnt from this experience that action cures fear, so I will have to face up to a spider next time.”
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