A Barrow County Sheriff’s deputy was recently dispatched to a Hog Mountain Road address in response to a snake complaint.
The complainant advised the deputy that, while in her kitchen, she saw a baby snake crawl out of a cabinet.
The deputy located the slithering suspect under the stove and captured it.
The woman said she has found two five-foot long snake skins in her attic since moving into the house three months ago. After hiring a pest control company to check the home for more snakes, the woman was told by the exterminator that it was too hot for snakes to live in the attic despite evidence to the contrary.
The woman said she believed the snake was a cotton mouth and asked the deputy if he could identify it.
After researching the matter, the deputy determined that the snake in question was possibly a northern water snake or eastern diamond back.
According to the report, the woman wanted the incident documented because she had paid her landlord three months rent and “cannot live in a house with snakes.”
The deputy advised the woman to confirm the snake identification with a professional and to contact animal control if she had any further problems.
However, animal control may be of limited help, according to the deputy.
He wrote, “I was advised that Animal Control will not remove snakes from inside a dwelling if they are in walls or behind or under appliances.”