So my wife and I get in my truck after eating lunch yesterday, and she says: "There's a lizard or something in here". She says she saw something move when she looked down and grabbed her seatbelt. Of course I told her not to worry about it. About 5 minutes later she freaks out in her seat and says: "There is definitely something in here. It was right beside my seat. I think it's a snake!!!" Of course I tell her she in crazy, and it is probably a lizard or something. We get to the hardware store, and she gets out of the truck. I proceed to look under the seats and all over the place and find nothing. So the whole time we are in the hardware, I am making fun of her about the mysterious imaginary snake.
We leave the hardware store and I open her door. I look around her seat, and say: "There's nothing here, don't worry about it". She gets in. I then go around to my door and open it up. On the floorboard in front of my seat is about a 3' snake, and he is going ballistic!!!! I yell "SNAKE!!!! Get out of the truck", and my wife exits the vehicle rather quickly. Since I am in freak out mode, I just slam the door shut. About one second later I hear the words "I told you there was a snake in there!!!!". Ok. So she was right. Again.
I tell my wife to run back in the store and get some grill tongs or something. I don't have a big fear of snakes, but in all the excitement, I was not sure if it was one of the poisonous variety. Several people saw us freaking out and came over to help. We had 10 people around the truck with all the doors open trying to capture the snake. He showed himself twice, but we were still not able to identify what it was. He kept under the seats and center console. We tried for about 1.5 hours to get him with no success. We had not seen him in about 30 minutes and determined that he was held up in the coils of the seat somewhere. So, we had no choice but to get in the truck and drive home. We had about a 20 minute ride, and we were both freaked out to say the least! When we got home, I spent about another hour looking for him. I even tore the center console out of the truck. He is nowhere to be found.
We are pretty sure he is still in there. We only have one vehicle right now. I have big concerns about putting my daughter in the truck before I know he is gone. Oh yeah, the wife will not get back in the truck until I can prove he is gone! Does anybody know of anything that will drive a snake out? Anything I can spray or put in the truck? I am hoping to capture him today, but we were unsuccessful yesterday. I am thinking that if I can put something in the truck that he does not like, it will drive him out. Any ideas? I am going to call fish and wildlife today to see what they suggest.
I love wildlife, but this is ridiculous!!!