Matthew McConaughey is opening up about a terrifying experience he had with a venomous snake while vacationing Down Under.
Chatting with Australia’s “Today” while promoting Wild Turkey Bourbon and his new eco-tourism enterprise, the “Dallas Buyers Club” Oscar winner recalled a visit to Australia back in the 1980s when he almost stepped on a deadly brown snake.
“I should have been bitten,” he said.
“It was a bit dark. It went right through my legs and gave me a bit of a scare.”
Luckily for McConaughey, a snake-savvy pal was on hand.
“My friend came over and they caught it and said, ‘That’s a brown snake, mate… that could have really sucked.'”
As he declared: “That’s [why it’s] my favourite animal, because it didn’t bite me!”