Snake found eating snake in home

Sept. 29, 2011 at 3:30 AM

TUCSON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Firefighters called to remove a snake from an Arizona home said what appeared to be a shedding snake was actually a large reptile eating a smaller one.

The Station 32 firefighters of the Northwest Fire District in Tucson said they handle snake calls up to five times a day during this time of year, but the call at Mary Jane Overall's home turned out to be unique, KVOA-TV, Tucson, reported Wednesday.

The firefighters said what appeared to be a snake shedding its skin turned out to be a non-venomous king snake eating a smaller, venomous snake.

"You wouldn't think a snake would come upstairs. You just wouldn't imagine that … let alone two!" Overall said.

She said the king snake may have saved her life by eating its deadlier cousin.

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