Do You Use Pool Noodles? Read This If You Do...

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(CNN) - We're told that family was getting ready to take a dip. They grabbed two noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside.

"It's ungodly hot out - and snakes are just looking for somewhere to hide."

Greyson Getty's wrangled hundreds of them as a relocator with Rattlesnake Solutions. He's come across snakes in pool toys before, though never in a noodle. Still, he's not surprised. "They're dehydrated - they haven't had a meal - and there's a damp pool noodle in a dry desert - if I was a snake and I was dehydrated, I would go to the pool noodle too."

Generally speaking he says snakes like dark areas especially corners. For them, a random stack of stuff can be their paradise, and your nightmare. "Anything that a snake or a rodent or a big can hide under - try to eliminate it. Try to keep everything neat and tidy."

If you can, he says, you should keep your pool toys up high in the garage or in a closeable plastic container. Somewhere they can't slither to and make your home theirs. "The best thing you can do to prevent snakes - is prevent snakes. So prevent their food, prevent their water, and prevent them from even being able to getting in."

Hell no...I can't even imagine...

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