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Snakes in a House: Rocky River homeowner surprised to find snake slithering around her home

Posted: 8:31 AM, Jun 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-05 14:59:38Z

Imagine seeing a snake slithering through your home. One Rocky River homeowner did just that. Inside a home on Erie Road, a resident called authorities on June 1 around 3:10 p.m. to report a snake inside her home.

Sophie Hansen told us she found it slithering down the hallway before it crawled into a bedroom. She thinks it was in their home for less than five minutes because her dogs didn't notice it.

An animal control officer was able to capture and remove an Eastern Milksnake. The Eastern Milksnake primarily feeds upon mice and other small rodents, as well as other small snakes, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

They grow to two to three feet and coil around their prey to prevent breathing. Wildlife experts said they are considered an asset and worthy of protection if you find one on your property.

Luckily, no one was injured.