Slithery situation: Virginia elementary teacher finds snake on classroom phone

Pets and Animals

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Students in one Virginia class got an unplanned, up close and personal lesson on reptiles. 

A Clover Hill Elementary School teacher found a snake on top of her classroom phone on Monday. 

The teacher thought it was a prank by another teacher, and grabbed what she thought was a rubber snake. But she soon realized her mistake when the snake stuck out its tongue and started wiggling. 

Her screams brought help from the custodians and a watchdog dad who got the snake out of the room. 

No one was hurt, and it was a non-venomous snake. 

There’s no word yet on how the snake got into the classroom. 

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