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Snake Slithers Up SUV Windscreen In US

PTI 02 Aug 2011, 22:53:34 IST

Memphis, Tennessee, Aug 2 : A young mother Rachel Fisher was stunned to see a big snake slithering up her windscreen as she was driving her SUV at 65 miles per hour along the expressway towards Memphis, Tennessee last week, reports Daily Mail.It's a miracle the driver managed not to crash - let alone keep in a straight line.  

The snake terrified her when it suddenly appeared on her SUV's windscreen after slithering out of the engine as she drove along an expressway.

Rachel Fisher said she's not usually scared by snakes but she 'was clenching everything' as she drove at 65mph with the unusual hitchhiker on board - and her three young children in the back.

As she screamed and giggled hysterically, her husband recorded the incident on his camera phone and then posted the video on YouTube, where it has gone viral in just three days.

It happened last week as Fisher drove her husband, Tony, and their three children Elizabeth, three, Judah, two and Rivers, four months, back to Memphis after visiting her parents in Cordova.

She had been driving for about 15 minutes when her husband suddenly yelled out.Fisher told the New York Daily News: 'My husband saw it out of the corner of his eye and did a double-take. 

'He whipped out his phone and turns it on and captures the whole thing until it falls off.' The creature spent almost three minutes slithering over the windshield, curling out in front of the car and twisting over the wing mirrors.

Not knowing what to do, Mrs Fisher kept on driving - and trying to stay in a straight line.She said: 'Usually, snakes don't freak me out that much, but I was clenching everything,

'It was really weird. I mean, didn't know what the heck it was. We just knew it was a huge snake and the kids were the in back.'

After two or three minutes, and with nothing to hold on to, the snake fell off. The couple believe it had crawled up in their engine the night before when they were parked in a wooded area, and slithered out when it got too hot. 

They made it home without any more drama, and Mr Fisher posted the video on YouTube, where it has so far had more than 26,000 views.