Lora Goff drove down Main Street in downtown Warrenton, Virginia, on her lunch break from a nearby law firm when she heard a rattling sound.
The office manager looked down next to the steering wheel of her Cadillac SRX and saw a snake slithering out of the air vent. Trying to stay calm, she pulled off the road, jumped out of the SUV and dialed 911.
And like anyone these days who has a unique event unfold before them, she snapped a picture: “I thought, ‘Nobody’s going to believe this.’ “
When animal control arrived, the officer confessed that he, too, was scared of snakes.
“I said, ‘I’m in trouble now,’ ” Goff recalled of her Monday incident.
The snake, which she later estimated to be a garter snake that measured about 21/2-feet long, had gotten tangled in her phone cord charger.
“At first,” she said, “I was in disbelief. I was like, ‘Oh, my