A YouTube video of an unexpected house guest has been making the rounds online. A couple entered their kitchen to discover a giant black rat snake draped out of their cabinets and onto their counter.
Laura Neff and her husband described their day as a “run of the mill Sunday afternoon,” until they discovered the huge snake trying to swallow the farm-fresh eggs on their kitchen counter.
Despite it’s impressive size, the reptile seems to struggle actually fitting it’s oval snacks through his mouth.
Apparently rat snakes are non-venomous—whew!—and are particularly useful for rodent control. As their name suggests they hunt rodents and small critters, although their diet can also consist of eggs that they scavenge.
The Neffs believe that this snake got into their home through a hole in the floor—which has since been plugged.
Since they knew the snake to be harmless to humans, Laura said that she and her husband decided to remove their slithery visitor themselves.
“Using two brooms, a whole lot of patience, nudging, and encouraging, we finally convinced it that going out the open window was a MUCH better option than slithering away behind the fridge! As soon as we could get its bulk under the brooms, we hefted it out the window, and off it went to the rest of its evening. And then we drank. (Kidding! okay, sort of. Lol!)
All’s well that ends well, but…JEEZ!!!”