This is what happens when you try to come between a momma snake and her eggs.
A California zookeeper got bitten in the face by a python as he tried to collect her eggs to be raised in an incubator, according to a shocking new video.
“She GOT ME,” wrote zookeeper Jay Brewer in the clip, which he posted to his Instagram page Monday.
“I take a risk so I can get the babies 🥚 in the incubator where it’s safe… in this case I had to take one for the team,” added Brewer, who is the founder of The Reptile Zoo outside Los Angeles.
The video shows a massive yellow python curled around her pile of eggs as Brewer tries to move her head away with a metal clutch.
“She’s like ‘hey I finally laid some eggs and you’re going to take them from me?’ Yes because we want them to hatch because they won’t hatch otherwise,” Brewer explains in the video.
As he reaches in to grab the large white eggs, which were stuck together, the python suddenly whips around and bites him in the face.
“Got it right in the face!” Brewer groaned in the clip.
“Blood and all,” he said as he wiped his cheek.
Brewer consistently posts wild videos on his Instagram page and previously shared snaps of himself draped in numerous snakes and a video showing dinosaur-like lizards crawling on his head.