LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) — On a list of things you would expect to find in your fireplace, a large snake typically isn’t one of them, but that’s exactly what one Texas man found.
Just after 2:30 in the morning on July 7, Gary David Antley was finishing up some paperwork when he heard a loud “clunk” and he went to investigate.
“And I go from mild-mannered just passing through, I pass up the panic stage and I go clean to ‘oh God what do I do!?'” said Antley.
To his surprise, a large Texas rat snake dropped down his chimney for a visit.
Antley grabbed some barbeque tongs and his daughter set up the camera.
“I just gritted my teeth and I went for it, went in there and grabbed him by the neck,” said Antley. “Well nothing too bad happened and then he got tangled up in the fire curtain.”