VIDEO: A rat snake slithers out of couple’s spice cupboard and helps itself to fresh eggs

VIDEO: A rat snake slithers out of couple’s spice cupboard and helps itself to fresh eggs

Holy crap! A couple, who own a farm in North Carolina, were enjoying a regular Sunday afternoon there when they heard a noise in the kitchen. They had a basket of brown farm eggs on the counter and out of the spice cabinet, here comes a huge rat snake, slithering down for a snack. He got his jaws around one of the eggs and went to town. The husband recorded it and it went viral. I guess the snake got into the house through a hole in the floor of the laundry room. They are non-venomous, but that’s hardly comforting.

Their favorite food is rats, but eggs are nommy to snakes of all varieties. He just couldn’t resist. Man… I would freak if I saw a snake like that coming out of my cabinet. We have issues here in Oklahoma with a variety of snakes… especially Copperheads. We just had a family member bit by one in their garage in Florida, so, I’m currently not feeling warm and fuzzy towards them.

From the Daily Mail:

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A sneaky snake put all hiss eggs in one basket when he ventured out of a couple’s spice cupboard to steal their fresh farm produce.

Laura Neff, and her partner Richard, filmed the moment the non-venomous rat snake stole a tasty morsel from their basket of eggs at their small farm in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In the short clip of the rebellious reptile, viewed 3.8million times since the couple shared it on YouTube in June 2015, the snake looks unconcerned by the fact it has been caught in the act of stealing.

Richard, the cameraman, pans up to reveal the long body of the rat snake, whose normal diet would consist of mice, birds, other reptiles, and – unsurprisingly – rats.

The uninvited guest had entered the house through a hole in the laundry room floor.

Laura said: ‘It was a run of the mill Sunday afternoon here on our little farmette, until a noise in the kitchen made us look up at the spice cabinet, where this snake was descending toward a basket of fresh eggs on the kitchen counter.

“It got in through a hole in our laundry room floor, which is now covered by a very heavy concrete block and which will soon be permanently plugged.” I bet. And… I’d have an exterminator out to fumigate under the house to make sure there was not a nest down there. This couple is much kinder than I am. They let the snake finish its snack and then forced it out a window. After growing up out west where there are timber rattlers that grow to monstrous size and Sidewinders that are very dangerous, in my world, the only good snake, is a dead snake.

Laura said: “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.” Right.

The most common form of rat snake is yellow, black and green. They love to sneak into buildings as is seen here. That hole is now permanently blocked, but the memories will last forever. Cringe.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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