Have You Seen This? Aussie goes full Aussie as venomous sea snake gets on his paddleboard

A screenshot from a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday shows a sea snake swimming up to an Australian paddleboarder.

A screenshot from a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday shows a sea snake swimming up to an Australian paddleboarder. (YBS Youngbloods, YouTube)



Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes

AUSTRALIA, OF COURSE — Aussies are just on a whole other level. One that I will never even get close to. I mean, my guess is that the biggest coward in all of Australia is wildly braver than I am. But I should go easy on myself because, to be fair, we grew up very differently.

I mean, Australian kids probably grew up having these kinds of conversations with their parents:

Aussie kid: "Mum, I'm gonna swim with me mates.

Aussie mom: "Aye. Mind 'em sharkies, eh?"

Aussie kid: "Course, mum."

Or maybe:

Aussie kid: "Mum, I'm gonna play football with me mates."

Aussie mom: "Aye. Mind 'em slitheries, eh?"

Aussie kid: "Course, mum."

I, on the other hand, had these kinds of conversations:

Me: "Mom. Imma go swimming with friends."

My mom: "OK, but put on sunscreen and don't get kidnapped."

Me: "Will do, Mom."

Or:

Me: "Mom. Imma go play football with friends."

My mom: "OK, but put on sunscreen and don't get kidnapped."

Me: "Will do, Mom."

She was greatly concerned with my fair skin and human traffickers. But not sharks and snakes all over the place.

My point is, this video is absolutely bonkers to me.

Brodie, of the YouTube channel YBS Youngbloods, was paddleboarding in the ocean when a huge, venomous sea snake starts coming straight toward him. Brodie doesn't freak out or start to hyperventilate. No, he gets excited and in the most nonchalant way ever says, "How intimidating is this?"

I mean, it's like he was patronizing this highly venomous serpent. Anyway, the snake gets right up to him and even starts to get up on his board. The whole time Brodie is acting like a dog mosied on to his lawn and he's excited to see the pup. Brodie is legitimately pumped to see the snake so close. Eventually, the venomous serpent decides Brodie is no threat, but possibly a little too enthusiastic, and swims away.

Brodie then gives the snake a thumbs up to say, "thanks for stopping by, bro," and then actually says, "I love that so much."

That is the most Aussie thing ever. I mean, both the Crocodile Hunter, rest his soul, and Mick Dundee are proud of how Brodie repped the Land Down Under.

Thanks for loving life and everything in it, Brodie. You're a real inspiration and I mean that. I'm going to get out there and start, responsibly, enjoying nature. And by responsible I mean I'll stay away from wild animals and pack plenty of sunscreen.

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About the Author: John Clyde

John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. He also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome, and it just so happens, that these are the three things he writes about. To read more of his articles, visit John's KSL.com author page.

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