A Rockvale woman learned a valuable lesson after being surprised by a snake in her vehicle.
The woman was driving to meet a pest control technician with The Bug Man LLC Wednesday. Before getting on the road she had loaded a box, which had been sitting outside, in her car to take to the dump.
As she was driving, she looked down only to find a 6-foot snake wrapping around her leg.
She was able pull over on the side of the road and call for help, and a Rutherford County Sheriff's deputy pulled the snake from the vehicle.
The Bug Man workers made sure to use the incident as a reminder to be sure to check all boxes or planters before bringing them into a vehicle or home.