The Bedford County Animal Control has stayed busy responding to snake calls as the temperatures heat up this summer one of them even made its way to a Walmart parking lot.
An eastern rat snake was found in the Shelbyville Walmart. The Bedford County Animal Control Director Jack Cooper came out to the store to remove it.
Another eastern rat snake was found hanging above a resident's door.
Technically, it's illegal to kill a snake in Tennessee, although you rarely of convictions. Cooper advises people to leave snakes alone, most are harmless, and will eventually move on.
One tip to get snakes out of your way: try spraying them with a garden hose.
Yet, anyone with a reptile-related emergency in Bedford County should call animal control or the Bedford Communication Center at 931-684-3411.