A Tennessee woman hasn’t been sleeping in her bed since she woke up to a find 3-foot snake lying next to her.
Christine Humphries says she enjoys the quiet life and the nature surrounding her cabin, but early Friday morning, her peaceful sanctuary was rattled by fear.
Humphries was in and out of sleep during overnight storms. She says she initially felt like her arm fell asleep.
“I didn’t think nothing of it,” she said.
Humphries then slept on the couch and returned to her bed when the storms passed.
A few minutes later, she woke up, thinking the cat had touched her arm, but Humphries quickly realized something was wrong when she felt no fur.
“And when I raised my head up without moving my arm, whatever was in the bed raised up also, and it was a small head,” she said.
Humphries jumped out of bed, grabbed a flashlight and, to her shock, found a snake sprawled across her bed.
“I had a really nice long snake stretched out in my bed like a limo,” she said. “I yelled for my daughter downstairs, and I said, ‘Briana, I got a snake in my bed!’ and she said, ‘What?’”
Deputies responded and removed the 3-foot-long, non-venomous rat snake.
“When I think about having a snake in my bed that actually was laying on me, it gives me chills down my spine,” Humphries said.
Humphries thinks the snake got in the house through a flood drain in her basement. She says she hasn’t been sleeping in her bed since the creepy encounter.
“I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to come back up here,” she said.
No one was injured during the removal of the snake.
Since the snake was removed, Humphries searched outside the house for pipes or cracks that would have led the snake into her upstairs loft. She said she believes the snake came through a flood drain in the basement.
She couldn’t help but laugh at what happened despite the feeling of being frantic that day. Some have given her the title of “snake charmer” to add humor to the situation.
“So I think I can mark that off my bucket list, not that it was ever there,” chuckled Humphries.