Like a campy horror flick (minus Samuel L. Jackson), this snake on a car gave the Fisher family of Memphis quite a scare. Apparently the slithery stowaway coiled itself around the car's engine overnight and emerged when the Fishers hit the highway, much to their surprise complete horror. Driver-of-the-Year award goes to Rachel Fisher, who was behind the wheel: The mom of three managed to keep her cool driving 65 mph with an angry serpent snapping on the other side of her SUV's windshield.
And did I mention the snake was a water moccasin, one of the deadliest snakes in North America??
I don't know about you, but it's distracting enough to me when my kids spot a spider in the car while I'm driving: Fun with multitasking! Drive car, get rid of spider, and comfort screaming kids all at the same time!
Though if the gleeful shrikes of "Snake-y! Snake-y!" are any indication, the Fisher kids (ages 3, 2, and 4 months) sounded more pumped about the predator than scared of him. Dad Tony, on the other hand, had clearly been traumatized by repeated viewings of Snakes on a Plane: "This kinda scares me, for real ... I don't know how we're going to deal with this! I want this thing to fall off!"
Eventually, that's exactly what happened -- the snake fell off the car and landed on the highway, where I'm guessing it didn't last very long.
I'm not sure what I would have done in Rachel's situation ... put on the windshield wipers? Screamed and pulled off the road? Attempted to speak parseltongue?
Hopefully I'll never have to find out!