It's a sight that is rare though not completely unexpected this time of year.
And snake catcher Justin 'Bill' Lantry was on hand to capture footage of two eastern brown snakes mating in Rutherford, in the NSW Hunter region.
Mr Lantry explained "mating generally occurs in secluded spots close to cover and whilst this looks like it's out in the open, it was close to a shelter source and was not overly visible in the gutter".
Spring is the most active time of year for eastern brown snakes in parts of the nation as they are enter breeding season and emerge from their winter shelters.
A bite from a brown snake can be fatal, but, according to Mr Lantry, "if left alone the danger they present is low".
If you find an eastern brown snake in your home or property, it's best to keep your distance and leave it to the professionals.
Spring is the most active time of year for a number of snake species including red belly black snakes, marsh snakes, tree snakes and diamond pythons.
"To most it can be difficult to tell some species apart, without learning their physical traits. It's best to try and get a clear photo, and get it identified that way," said Mr Lantry.
Eastern brown snakes, despite being venomous, perform an important role in our community as they are both predator and prey.
"They are a major function in vermin and other prey control, and being a middle order predator, also feature in the diets of other predators."
As snake season arrives in force, it's important to remember to keep your distance and call a professional if the snake needs to be relocated.