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North Carolina woman catches living room snake in pillowcase

By Ben Hooper
North Carolina resident SunShine McCurry catches a home-invading snake in a pillowcase. Screenshot: Storyful
North Carolina resident SunShine McCurry catches a home-invading snake in a pillowcase. Screenshot: Storyful

June 9 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman who came home to find a snake in her living room didn't panic or call a trapper for help -- she caught it in a pillowcase.

SunShine McCurry posted a video to Facebook showing what happened last week when she and her 14-year-old daughter found a large snake in their Forest City living room.

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McCurry said the serpent "came in like any other guest, through the front door."

The video shows McCurry catch the snake in a pillowcase and carry it outside, getting musked in the process.

"I done got snake skunked, again," she says in the video. "I felt his squirt, when it come out."

She said the smell lingered long after the intruder, a nonvenomous black snake she estimated to be 5- to 6-feet long, was shooed out of her yard.

"My hand smelled awful for days," McCurry told WBTV.

She said she was surprised when the video went viral, with thousands of commenters praising her bravery.

"Don't know if they were impressed because I was a girl catching it, or a girl catching it in my house," McCurry said.

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