(The AEGIS Alliance) – A woman in Augusta, Georgia, embraced the Indiana Jones within her after she became terrified when she found a family of 18 snakes residing underneath her bed.
Before she went to sleep on Sunday evening, Trish Wilcher made a frightening discovery near her bedside.
“I spotted what I thought was a piece of fuzz on the floor, went to reach for it and it moved,” Wilcher told WJBF.
Quickly after she observed this, an additional piece of fuzz started moving. Wilcher at that point knew there were actually snakes underneath her bed, then she notified her hubby.
The married couple found that a mama snake had been surrounded by 17 of her baby snakes.
Wilcher’s hubby, Max Wilcher, made use of a grabber gadget to put all the serpents into a fabric bag prior to releasing all of them into a close-by creek.
“Still not confident that was the last of those things. Scared shirtless to be honest!” Trish stated on Facebook. “No sleep tonight…just glad I saw that little tiny piece of what I thought was fuzz and went to pick it up.”
A biologist named Daniel Sollenberger, who is employed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, snakes getting into a house isn’t an unusual occurrence.
“Being small means they can get in small cracks at times and sometimes wind up in houses and garages,” he pointed out to USA Today.
“There is a myth out there that snakes smell like cucumbers, but unfortunately they don’t smell that good,” Sollenberger added. “They usually don’t smell like anything unless you pick one up and smell it a lot; you might smell a musky, really nasty smell.”
The Wilchers then contacted a wild animal professional to go in and observe if some other snakes remained in their residence, however, no more were located.
“I am struggling to move about the house much less sit down anywhere!!!” Trish stated on Facebook. “I may need a cardiologist after this !!!”
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