March 13 (UPI) -- A California man who noticed his family's cat had something caught in her nose took a closer look and identified the offending object -- a snake she apparently tried to eat.
The Mendocino County resident and some friends captured video of the uploader's wife's cat meowing for help with a few inches of what appears to be a sharp-tailed snake -- including the reptile's head -- hanging out of her nose.
"So, this is a cat, who has a snake hanging from her nose," a man says in the video. "Her name is Marian. We don't know what the snake's name is."
The men are able to help Marian by pulling the snake out through her nostril.
"My wife's ridiculous cat failed at eating her prey. Hopefully next time she wont forget to chew. A friend of mine was in town for the weekend and helped catch this on video," the pet owner wrote. "That is the snakes head hanging out. Our best guess is that it tried to get free while she was eating it but only managed to wriggle into her sinuses... And then out her left nostril."