Chris Hemsworth's wife expertly wrangles snake in her bathroom without breaking a sweat
Spanish model Elsa Pataky is one to prove you can be beauty AND brains, with a bit of bravery to boot. The 41-year-old, who is married to Hollywood hunk Chris Hemsworth, demonstrated all this on Sunday night when taking to Instagram to share a story on how she managed to safely capture a metre-long snake she found in the bathroom of her home in Australia.
Australia, as you might well know, is home to 21 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world, 12 of which are deadly. So imagine finding one curled up between the bath and the toilet – and while you can't be certain at first glance – knowing that this reptile could potentially be a life-threatening guest in your house right now.
Lucky for Elsa, it was just a tree snake and didn't contain any poisonous venom.
She and Chris decided to put their Malibu home up for sale back in 2015 and relocate to Chris' home country with their daughter, India Rose and twin sons, Tristan and Sasha. They bought a huge resort-like property near Byron Bay on the east coast, where the young family now permanently resides.
It's not uncommon to see snakes around these parts, especially given that the family lives on 4.2 hectares of land. And while you'd think the Spanish-born beauty might freak out at the sight of a snake in the bathroom, it seems she remained totally calm and captured it without a glitch, proving herself a true Aussie battler.
"Found this in the bathroom today!", she wrote on an Instagram story on Sunday night, while sharing a picture of the metre-long tree snake raising its head inside a cardboard box.
Without feeling the need to call Chris or even a professional snake catcher (a profession in high demand in Australia), Elsa managed to capture the slithering beast using the handle of a mop and an old cardboard box. Observe her perfect technique – hovering over the scene while standing on the lid of the toilet. Notice also how neither she nor her friend felt the need to put on any kind of protective clothing and just stayed in their bikinis.
"This is how I put her in the box! So Professional!", she wrote to accompany the image, along with some crying-laughing faces.
A round of applause for Elsa Pataky please everyone for her incredibly brave feat. I for one would still be heard screaming and bolting across the country three days later.
It seems the model, actress and producer isn't shy around animals at all though. They keep horses on their property, who Elsa and her family take for rides. Behold this beautiful video of Chris and Elsa galloping up a hill together on a perfect summer's day:
The family holidayed at Kangaroo Island recently, where they took the opportunity to cuddle a bunch of other Australian animals, including these koalas.
I for one would much prefer to find one of those lurking in my bathroom. And don't even get me started on the spiders that reside down under...