Imagine you are going about your day, minding your own business, when a snake appears in front of you out of nowhere. Sounds tᴇʀʀɪꜰying, right? Several unsuspecting people across the world have experienced exactly this ʜᴏʀʀɪꜰying scenario. People have found snakes in the weirdest of places – from sinks to shoes to even airplanes. More often than not, these surprise visitors have left them shocked rather than happy.
Here are some of the strangest, most tᴇʀʀɪꜰying places where people have come across snakes when they least expected them:
In an ATM
In a hair-raising ɪɴᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ earlier this year, a large snake was filmed slithering into an ATM kiosk and climbing into the machine in Ghaziabad. Footage of the serpent had gone massively viral in May after its presence caused chaos among customers.
On a bed
Possibly one of the worst places where you could find a snake – more so if the snake is one of the most ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍous ones in the world. In 2017, a couple from Brisbane found the world’s second most ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍous snake – an eastern brown snake – hiding in their bed. Fortunately, the snake was safely removed.
In a shoe
In February last year, a Scottish woman recently received a ʀᴜᴅᴇ shock while unpacking after a vacation when she found a python in her luggage – more specifically in a shoe inside her suitcase. The non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍous snake had travelled back with her from Australia.
In a sink
Even the most mundane of tasks, like washing dishes, can take a tᴇʀʀɪꜰying turn when a snake is involved. Ask Queensland resident Michael Hilliard who received a nasty shock when a ᴅᴇᴀᴅly eastern brown snake slithered out of the sink drain while he was washing up.
In a washing machine
She thought it was a snake-print garment that she did not remember putting into the washer. It turned out to be a real snake. A Florida woman says she was rattled for days after finding a huge python slithering around in her washing machine. “I looked down and I saw something snakeskin and I was like, ‘Huh. What did I put in here that was snakeskin?’ And I reached down and it started slithering and oh my gosh. I screamed so loud. It was a huge python,” said Emily Visnic.