Woman 'Almost Crashed Car' When Snake Came Out of Vent

Monica Dorsett swerved across two lanes when she saw the creature
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 17, 2017 5:55 PM CDT
Woman 'Almost Crashed Car' When Snake Came Out of Vent
A Florida woman says she nearly crashed when a red rat snake popped out of her car's air vent.   (Getty Images/GlobalP)

Something more than air came slithering out of a car vent in Florida, the AP reports. Monica Dorsett says she "almost crashed her car" when a red rat snake crawled out the air conditioner vent as she drove down a highway in Venice. Dorsett tells Fox 13 she was in traffic on March 10 when she saw the snake slither out of the vent to the left of her steering wheel. She cut across two lanes and stopped in a parking lot about 210 miles northwest of Miami. She says she slammed the door with the snake half in and half out. Her husband then opened the door and the snake fell to the ground. She says he "euthanized" it. (Read more snakes stories.)

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