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Outback Wrangler Matt Wright's son handles a snake in Aussie viral video

A two-year-old boy handled a three-metre python like a professional snake catcher in a viral video that has taken the internet by storm.

Matt Wright, who hosts Outback Wrangler on National Geographic, filmed his son Banjo handling the Olive Python in the Northern Territory on Friday.

The video of Banjo pulling the snake by the tail and dragging it across the grass has since amassed more than 378,000 views in just five days.

In the clip, young Banjo attempted to pull the python across the grass but the snake wrapped itself around a wooden pole to stay in place.

"Oh no! He's wrapped up, I'll help you," Wright said in the clip as he unwrapped the snake from the pole.

"Pull him out, pull him back. Quick, pull him over to the bushes," the father continued.

Matt Wright, who hosts Outback Wrangler on National Geographic, filmed his son Banjo handling the Olive Python in the Northern Territory on Friday.

Matt Wright, who hosts Outback Wrangler on National Geographic, filmed his son Banjo handling the Olive Python in the Northern Territory on Friday.

The two-year-old then dropped the snake's tail and ran over to his father.

"Oh no! Oh no! Run! Run!" Banjo said as he got close to the snake's head.

Wright then quickly grabbed his son and redirected him to the snake's tail.

"Come back, he'll bite you. You've got to go for the tail. Grab the tail, two hands," he said.

Banjo then had another go at pulling the snake as the reptile slithered right up to the TV host's leg.

"Quick grab him! Otherwise he's going to bite dad!" Wright said before the video cut off.

Like father, like son: Wright has been teaching his son about handling snakes from a young age.

Like father, like son: Wright has been teaching his son about handling snakes from a young age.

Fortunately for Wright, olive pythons are ground dwelling, non-venomous and generally harmless to humans.

They range in colour from deep chocolate to olive green and are often killed by humans as they are mistaken for the venomous King Brown Snake.

Wright previously moved an olive python off the road as Banjo watched in a video posted to Instagram last month.

The father is a the host of National Geographic show Outback Wrangler, in which he captures and relocates dangerous animals such as crocodiles, snakes and wild buffalo.

Given his line of work, Wright has often drawn comparisons to the late Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter".

Wright, his wife Kaia and their son Banjo

Wright, his wife Kaia and their son Banjo

This story Outback Wrangler's two-year-old son handles snake in viral video first appeared on The Canberra Times.