Wendy Foley, 51, spotted the huge corn snake which had crawled into the washer when the door was open – and survived the wash, reports The Sun.
The mum-of-two, from Exeter, Devon, said: “The washing had been through a full cycle and was ended so I was going to take it out and put more washing in.
“I opened the glass door at the front and I saw something.
“I took it to be part of a pair of jeans and then I wondered if it was a toy snake that children use. But then it poked its tongue out at me.”
She was horrified when discovering she would have to wait until the next day before the RSPCA would take the snake away.
She said: “The boys and I waited outside the house for a while because we were so scared. Then they went to bed and I just sat on my bed all night absolutely petrified.
“I kept thinking that it would get out and that there could be more than one in the house. I hate snakes. They scare me and I’ve absolutely no idea where this one came from.”Post published in: News