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Snake slithers down chimney of East Texas home

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."

Read the full story at EastTexasMatters.com.


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