“I thought it was a joke at first, then it started moving,” Malkames wrote in a post about the encounter on Facebook.
Seconds later, the truth hit her — there was an actual snake stuck inside the gas station pump screen.
Credit: Facebook/Holly Brown MalkamesHow the snake had gotten in the screen was a mystery, and all Malkames could do was watch as he slithered around inside, exposing his thin, wispy tail.
“At one point it even dropped its head down where I could see it,” Malkames wrote.
Credit: Facebook/Holly Brown MalkamesMalkames finished up her transaction as quickly as possible, crossing her fingers that she wasn’t harming the snake in the process. She then ran inside to let the staff know they had a snake situation, and they were just as shocked and confused about it as she was.
“I was afraid it was gonna poke its head out as I put the pump back in the holder,” Malkames wrote.
It took a little while, but eventually the gas station workers were able to get the snake safely out of the gas pump. It’s still a mystery how the snake got inside in the first place — perhaps he was just trying to play a prank on all the unsuspecting gas station customers? If that was his goal, it definitely worked.
Watch the full video of this crazy encounter below: