Firefighters - Woman Finds Snake in Glove Box, Accidentally Runs Over Herself

Woman finds snake in glove box, accidentally runs over herself, firefighters say

>> Read more trending news 

The woman, who was not identified, got out of her car after finding the snake, KOB reported. Although she thought she put the car into park, she'd left it in reverse, according to the news station. After she got out of the car, it rolled back and ran over her, KOB reported.

Carl Schmitt, of the Santa Fe Fire Department, told the news station the woman suffered a "significant ankle injury" and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Animal control officials later determined the snake found in the woman's car was a red racer snake, KOB reported.

Red racer snakes, also known as western coachwhip or whipsnakes, are nonvenomous, though they tend to bite if they're picked up, according to the New Mexico Herpetological Society. They commonly grow to between 50 to 72 inches in length and feed on small rodents, birds, bird eggs, other reptiles and insects, according to the society. They can move as fast as 15 mph.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X