Woman wakes up to find 3-foot snake under her covers


A Tennessee woman got a rude awakening last week after finding a unwelcome guest in her bed.

Christine Humphries was asleep in her rustic Cheatham County home Friday when she felt what she thought was a household pet sidle up next to her.

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"I woke up and thought that my cat had touched my arm but realized it wasn't cat fur a few minutes later," Humphries told WTVF. "I reached up and looked even farther, and when I raised my head up without moving my arm, whatever was in the bed raised up also and it was a small head."

Humphries was frozen in fear.

"I yelled for my daughter downstairs. I was in shock because I've never had a snake in my house. I've never even had a mouse in my house," she said.

When her wits returned, Humphries and her daughter called authorities, who came and removed the 3-foot serpent from her bed.

The authorities snagged the reptile — an eastern rat snake — from her upstairs loft and released it back into the woods.

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While non-venomous, sharing a bed with the snake still isn't high on Humphries' list of favorite nighttime activities.

"It gives me chills down my spine when I think about having a snake on my bed that was actually laying on me," she said.

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