Louisiana mom finds snake in child's car seat

By Ben Hooper  |  May 19, 2017 at 3:54 PM
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May 19 (UPI) -- A Louisiana woman putting her child's car seat back into her vehicle after a night on the porch said she found more than ants in the seat -- she found a snake.

Devon Aucoin said in a Facebook post she was putting the car sear back into her vehicle Tuesday after it spent the night on her porch next to her front door.

"After installing it, I noticed a few ants on it so I took it back out the car and took off all the covers to make sure there weren't any more ants. Thankfully I did bc to my surprise there was a SNAKE curled up inside the adjustment base!!!!!!" Aucoin wrote.

"I couldn't believe it," Aucoin told WTVT-TV. "I barely saw it and the only reason I did was because I was making sure there were no crumbs/ants down in the base."

Aucoin, who said the snake was believed to be a nonvenomous water snake, said the serpent was removed safely using a pair of tongs.

"Lesson learned..." Aucoin posted. "I will never leave a car seat outside again."

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