CCTV footage has captured the moment a dog saved his owner, Drew Scott, from a potentially deadly situation.
Mr Scott posted this video on YouTube of his close encounter with a brown snake, considered the world's second most venomous land snake, as he sat in his backyard on Sunday afternoon.
The snake is seen in the bottom right hand corner of the shot, slithering under the table towards Mr Scott’s legs.
His dog is alerted to the deadly creature and begins to bark at it as it approaches Mr Scott, which potentially saved him.
“I saw the dog come around and she growled and [when] I looked down I saw the snake,” he told 9news.com.au.
“The first thing [I did] was to jump away and make sure I got the dog inside straight away ‘cause I was concerned she might get bitten.”
His said his three and five-year-old children were playing just metres away inside his home.
“We were all lucky.”
Watch the video.