Yikes! Snake Slithers Out of Dashboard as Woman Drives on Highway
An Arkansas woman got a slithery surprise during her daily commute on Thursday.
Kelly Swisher says she was driving on Interstate 49 in Fayetteville when a four-foot-long rat snake suddenly fell out of her dashboard.
"As soon as it landed on my feet, I felt it," Swisher said. "It was rough and scaly. As it slithered across my feet, it was the nails-on-a-chalk-board kind of thing."
Swisher said that she managed to keep her cool and maintain control of the vehicle.
As she called 911, the serpent disappeared back into the dashboard, later emerging and slithering to the back seat.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office called animal control and eventually the snake was caught.
Swisher is doing fine after the close encounter and says she's just happy that the situation was resolved.
"God had his hand on me. He protected me. He protected my car. That is all there is to that," she said.
Rat snakes are nonvenomous constrictors that feed primarily on rodents and birds.
Bites are rarely serious and the snakes usually pose no threat to humans.
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