A man has been saved from snake surprise in his parked car thanks to a note left by a stranger.
When Michael Garbutt returned to his car from an evening walk in Kurnell, Sydney on December 28 he found a note on the windscreen.
"Hi this afternoon a red Belly slithered up into your front left tyre please be careful," the note read.
"So I popped the bonnet and there it was coiled up underneath,"Mr Garbutt told Sydney Morning Herald.
"To say I was shocked is an understatement. On reflection I don't think I would have put my hand out to pop the bonnet if I had known it was there."
Mr Garbutt called a snake catcher who took about and hour to coax the snake out.