Horrified couple find ‘giant’ five foot pregnant rattlesnake under their bed
A couple were horrified after discovering a huge pregnant rattlesnake hiding under their bed.
The disturbing picture was shared on social media, showing the massive snake under a bed visible by a torch light.
Facebook users were left disgusted and the post soon went viral with many who could not believe their eyes, reports San Luis Bispo.
The Arizona couple called a rattlesnake catcher after making the discovery.
One Facebook user commented: “Something that’s worse than the boogie man (is) hiding under your bed."
Another said if they had found it there would use their shotgun and there would be "a hole in the floor where the snake used to be."
A rattlesnake catcher arrived to the couple's home and took the picture which was shared online.
Mitchell Hawkins took the photo in the "panicked" couple's apartment.
He said to McClatchy News: “I left my snake tongs in the car, since snakes like these I generally just grab them with my hands and put them in the bucket.
“I opened the bedroom door and looked down to see a giant western diamondback rattlesnake — that was also pregnant — sitting under the bed.”
He explained the snake was nearly five foot long which is “very large for the state of Arizona" and was in a "defensive position."
The rattlesnake catcher went to get his tongs and within 10 seconds grabbed the snake and put it in a bucket.
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During this, the couple stayed on the patio outside.
Mr Hawkins said the couple were lucky they did not step on it barefoot after getting out of bed.
He added: “They had gone outside to smoke a cigarette and left the door open. The snake was sitting next to the door and saw an invitation to get out of the heat.
"They saw it after going back inside from the patio.”
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