Kyle Cummings, a three-year old in Townsville, Queensland, found some eggs and hid them for safekeeping. His mother found them on Monday after they had hatched. Kyle's eggs were eastern brown snakes -- among the most venomous in the world:
The snakes, which are highly venomous, have since been released into the wild.
The reptiles were only 12-15cm long, according to Trish Prendergast of North Queensland Wildlife Care, who released the snakes.
"Their fangs are only a few millimetres long at that age, so they probably couldn't break the skin, but they're just as venomous as full-grown snakes," she told the Associated Press news agency.