An Aussie firefighter in New South Wales had a bit of a scare down under after a snake was discovered inside his helmet.

The mildly venomous red-bellied black snake was discovered inside a Euro-styled F1 helmet at the NSW-based Rutherford Fire Station this week, causing quite a scare.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, professional animal control agents removed the snake and no one was injured.

The snake’s venom can cause pain and illness, but is rarely fatal.