When Linda Munoz decided to give a snake’s tail a little tug, she probably got a whole lot more than she bargained for. The snake turned its head and stared at her for a couple of seconds and then suddenly and explosively lunged, doing its best to take a bite out of her cell phone! Fortunately for her, the snake in question was totally harmless.
Munoz provided the backstory for her video: “I had found a long snakeskin under the steps of my house in Cuba, Alabama, and I always keep anything like that to give to a friend who works for Auburn University’s Environmental programs. A few days later, I was in the yard when Mr. Snake (a non-poisonous rat snake) came crawling by, heading for our barn. I am always taking videos of nature to send to my two kids, one of which lives on Long Island, New York and the other in Portland, Oregon. That is the reason I said ‘This is going to be a good one.’ I knew my kids would like it. I am a glass artist (mosaic and fused glass) and I won an award in February for ‘Best Environmental Community Project’ given at the Environmental Educators Association of Alabama. My work with children involves creating mosaic benches and panels with environmental themes. I also have a mosaic installation in the United Nations’ Worship Center in NYC. So, you can see, I have a real respect and love for all creatures, even the most feared in our midst!”
We’ve posted the amazing video below. No word on whether her phone’s warranty covers snake bites.
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