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Snake crawls down South Carolina woman's leg while driving

By Daniel Uria
Snake crawls down South Carolina woman's leg while driving
A snake led a South Carolina woman to sell her car after it slithered in through her dash and slowly crawled down her leg. Lisa Sheppard said the snake "played peekaboo" on the dash for several minutes before crawling onto her leg, forcing her to slam on the brakes and toss the snake out. Screen capture/WCNC

FORT MILL , S.C., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman had a startling encounter with a snake when the sneaky reptile crawled down her leg as she was driving.

Lisa Sheppard of Fort Mill said the snake appeared on the dashboard of her truck and proceeded to "play peekaboo" by poking its head out of the dash for several minutes before moving further inside the vehicle, according to WRHI.

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"I saw something moving on my dash," she told WCNC. "I just stood there and couldn't breathe for a while. It petrified me that there was a snake."

Sheppard said she prayed the snake would stay away while in her petrified state, but much to her dismay the snake continued to move toward her and slowly inched down her left leg.

"I stopped then slammed on brakes, put it in park, then reached in and started grabbing him until I got his tail and started slinging him in the road," She said.

After the frightening encounter, Sheppard went to extreme measures to ensure no such incident would ever occur again.

"I went home that night cleaned it out and sold the truck," she said.

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