Matthew McConaughey Reveals Near Death Experience With a Snake

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On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, actor Matthew McConaughey told a correspondent from the Today Show Australia that he came close to a near-death snake experience when he lived in Australia. The University of Texas Professor said that he had almost been bitten by a brown snake, which is recognized as one of the most venomous snakes there.

“When I was here, I almost stepped on one and I should have been bitten,” he noted. “Yeah, I was going back in the back shed down in a friend’s house in Waterville and stepped on something. It was a bit dark and just as I opened it, I saw it went right through my legs and it gave me a bit of a scare. And then my friend came over and they caught it and they said, ‘That’s a brown snake, mate. That could have really sucked.'”

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McConaughey has noted that due to the fact he didn’t get bitten by the snake, he considers it his favorite Australian creature. In the meantime, he also shared details on his Wild Turkey collaboration and its “With Thanks” initiative. The project aims to protect the environment through efforts to reconnect people with nature. As part of this mission, he helped design a cabin called “The Reserve” in the city of Sydney, Australia, which is eco-friendly and will be on the market for rent at approximately $150 per night beginning in December. The initiative will assist those looking to get off the grid while assisting The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, as part of the cabin’s proceeds will be donated to this organization. “There’s real value to one living in a small space,” McConaughey said in the interview. “We have to be reminded sometimes to get out in nature and go, ‘Oh, yeah, I’m number two.’ And I think everyone could use a little bit more of that.”