Three brave ducks see off a deadly Australian tiger snake

A dangerous tiger snake suns itself on some reeds in Australia and starts swimming through a lake when three ducks gang up on it.

The clip shows three ducks chasing the snake until it is clear of their area in Herdsman Lake.

“Suddenly three pacific black ducks arrived, and disturbed the snake, which turned around and began swimming rapidly along the bank with the three ducks closely shadowing it,” said avid wildlife watcher Bob Humphries.

“It then made a break and swam rapidly back to its reed bed refuge, pursued by the ducks who only stopped following the tiger snake when it had disappeared from their view,” he continued.

Tiger snakes are so venomous that the untreated mortality rate for bites in humans is 40-60 percent.