Have had a mouse or to in my car i knew as i kept seeing poop so i set a trap and got him lol
I am right there with you on the stress level! I am glad she arrived safely. I would have the car checked out from grill to tailpipe! Suzanna
I still wouldn't feel safe unless they FOUND the thing!
I hope once she got home she didn't park the car in the garage.
Parked in the barn!
Hi Toogie, the snake probably crawled down and out of the car passed the guy who was looking in the engine. Normally they have mates near by, so might still be in your yard. They also go for lizards, which like cars. Not encountered any in my car, but do have many in our garden. They say leave them alone and they won't hurt you. Hugs from Maureen in South Africa
I wish that had been the case, but my sister was watching for it to come out or drop down, when He poked at it. He saw when it went up into or around the tire well area.
We don't see too many in our yard, this was at her house. She has a house here too, about 15-20 miles from me.
I certainly would not go anywhere near the car if that happened to me. The snakes we have near us are too deadly to risk it and i am not that brave! We have people that are trained to remove snakes that get into difficult places, I wonder do you have that there?
No, we don't, but we need to. I have such a headache from stressing out about this, but I just got off the phone with her. She made it home safe, no sight of snake and no car wreck, so I am relieved and thankful for that.
You and I must have more sense, because the snake could have that van. I would not get in it, nor would I have driven it that distance half of the time in the night too, knowing it was 'somewhere' in the van. Thank goodness she is back, but how will she KNOW where the thing is???!!!
Okay, I wouldn't feel safe going near that vehicle again until I saw the snake come out - in pieces. This story files under "what else can go wrong?"
I feel the same way. Just called her and she made it back but is tired from the long drive and all the stress. I told her I was tired from the stress too!!!
I wish your sister a safe and uneventful trip home. We have not encountered snakes in the car but have had mice and rats when we were living in the country. They chewed the water hose on our Van once and luckily there was enough hose left for the repairman to cut off and pull to fix the problem. Another time we had a mouse or maybe a rat get under the bonnet and it got caught in the fan somewhere and the further we traveled the worse the odour got. We were on a 7 hour round trip. We felt so sorry for the poor repairman who had to retrieve it's parts. Hubby did go to the Supermarket and bought him a can of disinfection to spray under the bonnet. Hugs
I talked to her again about 2 hours ago. She said this morning when the snake went deeper into the engine/under hood area, it was on the drivers side. Now she said the a/c vent on that side started making a noise she has never heard before. She was trying to find a Walmart to stop and buy a flashlight. I haven't called her since as I wanted to give her time to do what she had to do. I hate calling while she is driving. She wants to be able to shine it every once in awhile to check inside but I think I would be shining in that vent area.
Gosh, she is either a lot braver than me or crazier than me. I don't know if I would ever feel safe in that van again. I'd have to see the snake leave out. I told my husband she could buy a game camera and set up to show all under her van. It would take pictures if it came out. My husband says its probably already out. I said what makes you think that? He says the heat from the motor would make it leave. I said that's probably why its in the a/c vent!!! Oh goodness....
Oh my. Sure hope the snake does not get in through the A/C and she gets home safely. Am praying for her, Hugs
She made it home Shirley so thank you for the prayers. I am exhausted and I didn't make the trip.
Good to hear she made it home safely. Hugs
Praying for a positive outcome. Maybe the snake is getting rid of mice that could be gnawing on her cables and such and then will leave when he's made her car pest free. Maybe???
That would be the best thing but the way she said at those chicken farms the mice are tiny but are THOUSANDS of them! The people around have complained and the man has 3 different kinds of mice/rat poison out but how do you get rid of so many? I don't know...
Your poor sister!!That gives me the creeps just hearing about it. If it is cold where she is maybe the snake just was looking for someplace warm so hopefully will stay near the nice warm engine as long as she is driving but I sure wouldn't park in my garage tonight!!!
No, the weather is warm/hot here. I think he is after the mice because she said she did find mice droppings INSIDE her van. If the mice are inside it won't be long before the snake is-oh goodness!
I hope that your sister makes it home safely Toogie. What a tale to tell. I hope the snake decided to hitch hike elsewhere! 💕 Chris
I'd rather see if he arrived at his destination, than not know where he went or if he is still hitching a ride. Oh I need to call her again before dark and see how its going. I told her if that thing decided to drop in on her after dark, she may not see it inside!
Oh mercy! I know there are good snakes...but none in my car are good!!! Keep us posted! You have some of the wildest adventures!
I must have a good heart, uh? I hope she does, too or a strong one! I'd die, the snake wouldn't have to bite me, if I even saw it inside the car or coming out the vents!
All I have to say is "YIKES!!!!!!!"
Hope you sister makes it home without a snake joining her. Incredible
Oh gosh, I will be up most of the night, I'm so nervous for her.
I can visualize the sign: Car For Sale. Snake Free.
I'm getting the creepy crawlies just reading this! There just was a gal who totaled her car because of a spider in her car while driving.
I know what you mean about having the creepy crawlies, I have been looking around my sewing room all morning!
I like your sign-lol
Well Toogie what a tale and all I can say that I hope for a positive outcome that the snake decides it doesn't like travelling and falls out. The thought of buying a car with a hidden snake leaves me speechless. I hope you had a great time with your sister and its a visit that you wont forget in a hurry.
PS this is not a problem that tends to occur in the UK
I only got to see her yesterday and she was down 9 days. She spent the day with us, but mostly spent time with her kids/grandkids. I never thought about a snake under the hood before OR inside the car, but I am sure if a mice or rat can go there, a snake can follow. The property that she recently moved by, has a mice problem, because its a chicken farm...thousands of them! I'd move again!!!
Could tell a tale about farm rats that ate cables...
A friend had that happen before and cost me $700 something dollars when Honda place found rat nest in my ac filter.
Oh my goodness. I can feel myself shaking in my shoes just reading about it! I am not "deathly" afraid of snakes, but I sure would not want one coming anywhere close to where I am - especially driving. Praying the snake has left the vehicle and your sister makes it home safely!
I just spoke with her again. She said even if she stopped at animal catchers or pest control, how will they know where the snake went or if it is still under the hood, unless they see it.-I know I will not rest until she makes it home and that's a 10 hour drive with an already late start.
Oh my! If she could ID the snake to determine if it is one of the good snakes meaning harmless it would give her some peace of mind. Maybe she needs to drive to a pest control place and see if they could help. And in the meantime, prayers are going up for a safe trip and that the snake not show his little head.
That's just it Karen, they think it a poisonous one. I will call her and tell her what you suggest. She will be driving through some big places surely there is somewhere to get some help. I will try to find her some numbers/addresses if she wants to do that. Thanks for the suggestion Karen.