Well, that could have gone badly.
Carla Rosso of Calabasas, California, had just gotten out of her hot tub and decided to tidy up the area. She bent down to pick up what she thought was a dog toy, only to discover to her horror, it was actually a snake.
Rosso said she immediately realized it wasn't a dog toy because "it felt a little warm and a little gooshy."
The funniest part of this home security video is the way Rosso throws down the snake and high steps it out of there. Can't say I blame her.
Have you ever mistakenly touched or grabbed a snake?