Snake surprises woman in moving car

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LAMAR COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) -- "She said that she was driving down the road and she'd seen a snake crawl up on her windshield," said Lamar County Sheriff's deputy Hunter Sanders.

It was a close call for Christina Seibel on Tuesday.

"And I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, what am I going to do? I'll just keep driving, it'll go away'," said Seibel.

She kept driving until the snake popped it's head through her air vent.

By the time a good Samaritan stopped to check on her, Seibel was panicked.

"And he said, 'are you kidding?' And I said, 'no, I'm really serious and I'm so scared," said Seibel.

"She was beside herself and I was trying to help her, calm her, you know. 'It's okay, hey, we'll get this taken care of, you know, shop's just right up the road', said Stan Shoemake, Service Advisor at A+ Automotive.

Stan Shoemake works at a mechanic shop less than a mile from where Seibel stopped.

"So that's what we did. We drove up there and put the car on the lift, got it up there and we had to squirt some brake cleaner in there and once we did that it comes shooting out," said Sanders.

"Boy, that sucker come out from underneath there," said Shoemake.

"And it came flying out of there and hit the ground and it was not a happy camper," said Seibel.

The angry snake cleared the room.

Enter Deputy Sanders.

"I hit him again with that stuff to loop him a little bit more before I was going to grab him and then Deputy Sanders says, 'wait, wait, I'll get him!' And he reached up there and grabbed him," said Shoemake.

"They had a grassy area outside and I just went over there and turned it loose," said Sanders.

Seibel returned the next day with brownies for her rescuers.

"I just want to say thank you guys for everything you did for me and you really did comfort a very frightened lady and they made it all okay," said Seibel.

Sanders and Shoemake say it's all in a day's work.

"We don't mind doing it, that's just part of it, you know," said Sanders.

"It all comes around, you know, if you help somebody out, somebody will help you out, you know. Well, I like to think that," said Shoemake.