BRISTOW, Okla. – A family in Bristow got the surprise of a lifetime.
They say a pygmy rattlesnake appeared inside a case of water they picked up from a local Walmart.
Here is a picture of what the Hemingway family found in their case of water when they got home: A snake intertwined with the water bottles.
Heidi and her daughters went to Walmart earlier that day and bought the case right off the shelf.
“We get home, and she helps me unload probably about 10 of them, push the water to the side, about 30 minutes later she starts screaming there is a snake in the water,” said Heidi.
Heidi says she had to act quickly.
“So I get my husband and he pushes the water outside, snake kind of runs loose and he kills it with the end of a broom stick,” she said.
The snake had been sitting inside their home for about 30 minutes before her daughter found it.
“It was really scary, especially with all three of my kids there,” Heidi said.
Heidi says she never would have thought to check for a snake in a case of water.
But she is glad no one in her family was injured.
She says she is going to start looking a bit closer from now on.
Walmart said it is going to check all of its water to make sure there aren’t any more snake lurking around.