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Thu Apr 11, 2019, 07:54 PM

Family Driving Down Road Notices Giant Snake Hanging Out On Their Car

He was totally happy — but they were freaking out 😂

BY CAITLIN JILL ANDERS

Rebecca Mills and her family were driving home from Granite Gorge Nature Park in Australia after a successful camping trip, feeling very relaxed after their little vacation — when they suddenly noticed they weren’t alone.

There, on the front of their car, was a snake, just casually hitching a ride.



“You’ve heard of snakes on the plane ... well we had snakes on the range,” Mills wrote on a video about the encounter.

While the entire family was very alarmed by their little hitchhiker, the snake seemed pretty unfazed by the whole thing, and just casually lay there, bobbing around in the wind.



As the snake hung out on the moving car, the family yelled and carried on, trying to figure out what to do. Mills’ husband David joked that the snake was his pet now, while their daughter was much more terrified of the whole situation.

“With nowhere to pull over, we were forced to drive for quite some time while we looked for a place to pull over,” Mills told ViralHog.



Finally, the family found a safe place they could pull over on the side of the road …



… and as soon as they stopped the car, the snake slithered toward the windshield, causing everyone to freak out again.



Eventually, though, Mills’ husband was able to get the snake safely off of their car and onto the side of the road, where he slithered away into the forest, safe and sound. The family was then able to get on their way again, hoping that they wouldn’t run into any more hitchhiking snakes.

https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/snake-hitches-ride-on-car

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The video is pretty hilarious. It would've surprised me.

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Reply Family Driving Down Road Notices Giant Snake Hanging Out On Their Car (Original post)
catbyte Apr 11 OP
catrose Apr 11 #1
keithbvadu2 Apr 11 #2
mitch96 Apr 11 #3
3Hotdogs Apr 12 #13
mitch96 Apr 12 #14
whathehell Apr 13 #15
mitch96 Apr 13 #17
whathehell Apr 14 #18
ProudLib72 Apr 11 #4
NBachers Apr 11 #5
FailureToCommunicate Apr 11 #6
sinkingfeeling Apr 11 #7
Lars39 Apr 11 #8
tclambert Apr 11 #9
FailureToCommunicate Apr 11 #10
whathehell Apr 14 #19
2naSalit Apr 12 #11
Woodwizard Apr 12 #12
backtoblue Apr 13 #16
FakeNoose Apr 14 #20
Name removed Apr 14 #21

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. That happened to me.

It slithered across the windshield and wound around the driver's outside mirror while my child and I screamed. I was on the entrance ramp to a major highway; so I couldn't pull over. The snake kept winding around the mirror and finally blew off onto the road behind me.
SAD ENDING ALERT
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A huge commercial truck ran over both his head and tail; he was that long.

I just hope it never happens again.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 08:37 PM

2. Hitchin' a Ride

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 09:17 PM

3. Ahhh that would be a depends moment for me...

Years ago while camping, I met Mr Rattlesnake on a trail... We both sized each other up for a bit. I took one step back and he/she slithered the other way... Yes depends moment...
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:09 PM

13. Northern N.J. --- timber rattlesnakes.

I encounter them on trails every few years. They are not aggressive. There is a nest that is 15 ft. off the side of the Appalachian trail. A few thousand people pass the nest each year on their hikes - without incident.

They are endangered and protected.


Only one person was bit in the last 30 years, that I know of. He was hiking in the Delaware River National Park and encountered the snake. He wanted to take a photo of the snake but the snake was in a position not favorable to a photo in the Sun. So he reached down to "adjust" the snake.

For his trouble, he spent a few days in hospital and got a $2k fine.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:26 PM

14. "So he reached down to "adjust" the snake. "

That right there is weapons grade stupid..
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:24 AM

15. Yes, said photographic adjuster has earned himself

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at least Hoinorable Mention status for The Darwin Awards.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 02:15 PM

17. "Honorable Mention status for The Darwin Awards."

I just love the Darwins... The amazing nature of humans to do stupid shit...
Especially prevalent in my home state of Floriduh.... I think this phrase was coined here..
"watch this, here hold my beer"........
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:11 AM

18. Yes..Glad to see some appreciation here.

Happy, too, that our friend, the Snake Adjuster was an Honorable Mention Only, given the high price of a "win".

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 09:29 PM

4. I watched the video

Snake seemed to like his ride. Didn't want it to end.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 09:52 PM

5. Good- too many people would've beaten it to death with the log. I like snakes, and this one seemed

quite good-natured.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 10:20 PM

6. If I lived in Australia- where so many of the most poisonous critters also live- I do NOT

think I'd do a lot of camping. Heck I might not even take a step outdoors.

But the dad was cool. He just hops out, fetches a stick and flicks the joyriding snake towards the woods.

"Oh crikey, it's just a tree snake"

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 10:22 PM

7. I would have died in the ensuing car wreck. I almost

put a Corvette into a canal along Alligator Alley when I swerved to avoid driving over a snake. I just knew it would come up through the floor and get me.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 10:25 PM

8. I love this line....

As the snake hung out on the moving car, the family yelled and carried on, trying to figure out what to do.


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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 10:40 PM

9. Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

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Response to tclambert (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 10:45 PM

10. "Asps. Very dangerous. You go first"

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Response to tclambert (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:51 AM

19. For the Ultimate Snake Nightmare, how about

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:07 AM

11. Can't see the video but

looking at these pictures, I get the sense that this snake may have done this before! Sure looks like it's diggin' the ride like a dog hanging its head out the window.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:37 PM

12. Snakes in my workshop

I get them in my shop, Garters and Milk snakes almost stepped on one while working last summer I try to catch them and put them outside again but a lot of times they get away under my lumber pile they are not poisonous good for rodent control.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:44 AM

16. At least it was outside the car

If I discovered a live snake inside my car I really think I'd stroke out and shat myself.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:43 PM

20. Snakes sometimes drop out of a tree and they think they'll hit the ground

... but instead your car comes along, and they hitch a free ride. I don't think it's dangerous though, the snake is probably just as scared as you are.


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