June 7 (UPI) — A Virginia woman received a scary surprise when a snake slithered out of her SUV’s air vent while she was driving.
Lora Goff said she was on Main Street in Warrenton during her lunch break on Monday when she heard a sound and looked down to see the snake emerging from the vent.
Goff pulled over and called 911, which dispatched an animal control officer to the scene.
She said the animal control officer, who confessed to her that he was also afraid of snakes, attempted to grab the serpent with a pole, but the slithering intruder managed to vanish under a seat.
Goff said she was left with no choice but to drive back to work, where she borrowed a friend’s car to drive to a hardware store for some sticky traps intended for rodents.
She said it wasn’t until the next morning that her husband found the snake still alive and stuck to one of the pads.
Goff said she didn’t ask what her husband did with the serpent.
“I don’t want to see that thing anymore,” she told The Washington Post.