A woman in Oklahoma was shocked when a 4-foot rat snake slithered onto the windshield of her car while she was driving
- On May 21, a woman in Oklahoma was driving when a 4-foot rat snake crawled onto her windshield.
- The local police were called to remove it, and they later identified it to be a Western rat snake.
On Sunday, a woman was driving in The Village, Oklahoma, when a 4-foot-long snake slithered out from under the hood and onto her windshield, per Newsweek.
She immediately called the local police, who helped to remove the snake, which was believed to be a Western rat snake, per Newsweek citing The Village Police Department.
Coincidently, it was the second snake-in-a-car emergency the department had been called to attend to that week, per Newsweek, citing the police department.
"The same officer took both calls. Apparently Officer King attracts snakes," said the department to Newsweek. They shared that such calls were fairly rare.
The Western rat snake is a non-venomous species that does not pose a threat to humans, per Newsweek.
"This is a very common species of snake in Oklahoma and primarily they feed on rodents," the police department said to Newsweek.
They also advised people to not bother the snakes in the chance of a similar encounter.
"Most snakes are harmless and the best choice is to just leave them alone and they will usually move along," the department said, per Newsweek.
The Village Police Department did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment sent outside regular business hours.
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