Video shows moment woman picks up rattlesnake, not dog toy

A woman in Southern California experienced the scare of her life when she picked up what she thought was a dog toy.

She went to pick up what she thought was her dog Duchess' rope toy, but it turned out to be a baby rattlesnake!

After realising that she had a snake in her hand instead of a toy, she ran away for her life throwing the snake on the ground.

'I can't believe I picked up a snake'.

"It felt a little like a hot dog", Rosso inexplicably told her local TV station.

"Oh my God, I can not believe my wife grabbed that thing with her hands", Ariel told KTLA while rewatching her terrified reaction caught on camera.

She dropped it immediately and high-stepped out of there in a hurry, with her dog way ahead of her. It makes no sense - who picks up a snake?' "I was cracking up", she said. "Our dog at the vet", Ariel said. "This could've been my wife in the hospital".

On the list of things you sure as hell don't want to be accidentally touching, a rattlesnake is way up there. It's amusing, but at the same time it's really scary'.

  • Julie Sanders