Trish and Max Wilcher got an unwelcome bedtime surprise this week, discovering that 18 snakes had been living in her bedroom.
A woman has recalled the haunting moment she discovered 18 snakes living underneath her bed.
Trish Wilcher was preparing for a good night’s sleep this week when she spotted something unusual on the floor, and thinking it was a bit of fuzz, leant down to grab it.
She instantly became aware that the object was not some fluffed up carpet, but a snake.
Ms Wilcher, who lives in Augusta in the US state of Georgia, quickly alerted her husband Max, telling him “we have snakes”, according to news site WJBF.
The couple soon learnt that there were far more than just one free loader to have made themselves comfortable in their home.
They ended up counting 17 baby snakes and a big one they believed to be an adult female.
Mr Wilcher managed to pick each of the reptiles up with a “grabber tool” and place them in a linen bag.
The ordeal lasted several hours and the couple worked well into the night collecting snakes before they were confident they had them all.
After capturing all the snakes, which were understood to be DeKay’s brownsnakes, a small non-venemous species. The couple transported them to a nearby creek and released them.
Mrs Wilcher took to her local community’s Facebook group following the traumatic event, expressing that she wasn’t entirely sure all of the snakes were gone.
“Looking for a company to come check my house for any more snakes inside. Last night we found 17 babies and a mumma,” her post read.
“We have looked but I am not confident they are all gone.”
More than 1000 people commented on her post, saying if it were them in her shoes, they would sell the house and move.
“I would have died if I ever found one in my house, I’m petrified of them,” one person said.
“When the snakes outnumber your household members it’s game over,” another said.