Christine Humphries lives in TN with her cat. She went to sleep and assumed her cat was in the bed with her. As she explained to her hometown TV station channel 5;
"I woke up and thought that my cat had touched my arm but realized it wasn't cat fur a few minutes later," Humphries recalled. "I reached up and looked even farther, and when I raised my head up without moving my arm, whatever was in the bed raised up also and it was a small head."
She grabbed a flashlight and to her shock, found the snake sprawled across the bed.
"I yelled for my daughter downstairs. I was in shock because I've never had a snake in my house. I've never even had a mouse in my house".
Perhaps she never had a mouse because she had a snake all along?
So around 2 AM she called police who sent over animal control. They removed a 3 foot rat snake. Some people call them chicken snakes as well. They are non poisonous and eat small rodents. They released the snake back into the woods.
Christine says she hasn't returned to her bed yet. She's been sleeping on the couch since the incident.