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Snake in car!

By Gabisile Ngcobo, The Witness | 2012-12-11 12:19:25.0 | COMMENTS [ 61 ]

Members of a KwaZulu-Natal family have described how they jumped out of their moving car after a snake rolled out of the dashboard

Pietermaritzburg - A 13-year-old girl is too scared to get into her mother’s car again, after a snake fell onto her feet while they were reversing out of their driveway.

Megan Volsum told The Witness she was sitting in the front passenger seat of their VW Polo on Saturday next to her mum, Glenda, who was driving. Her cousin, Sheila, 16, was sitting at the back.

Glenda was reversing out when Megan saw a snake rolling out of the dashboard. It landed on her foot.

“At first, I thought it was a rubber snake and that someone was joking around.”

But it was no joke.

She said the snake felt “cold” and “scaly”.

“I jumped to the back and dived out of the car,” she said.

Then everyone started screaming.

She said it was black and grey, and had reddish eyes. “I’ll never get in the car again. I’m dead serious.”

Panicked, Sheila initially struggled to get out of the car, saying: “My door wouldn’t open, so I had to jump onto the other side”.

The driver, mom Glenda, said the whole thing happened in a split second.

'With no time to stop the car', she also jumped out of the car, which rolled a little way before she managed to pull up the handbrake.

“It was quite traumatic.”

Counting her blessings, she says she's glad that it didn't happen on the road while she was driving.

Source: Media 24's Witness newspaper



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- ha ha ha, this is just funny
- i know the people affeted are traumetised, but their story is funny

- I jumped to the back and dived out of the car,” she said.....ha ha ha ha, yah neh

2012-12-12 16:31:36.0 | 0 replies

snake can get in a car this is no witchcraft guys and i really dont think this is a story you want to read in the paper this is something we catch on facebook or twitter.

2012-12-11 13:48:19.0 | 0 replies

jst admit it, dont be shy. wa dirata dilo tse. o ruile ka tsona.
Ke tla o tshwara wena.

2012-12-11 13:41:17.0 | 0 replies

the only snake in Africa that I can think of which fits the description is a house snake. Not only do they not bite but they are not venomous. Poor thing was probably trying to escape from the dirty great rats in the garage!

2012-12-11 13:40:08.0 | 0 replies

Kata- Sowetan lol thats why i did not even bother.

2012-12-11 13:39:29.0 | 0 replies

@ The- Vince-

@Leratolanna, get a life sister you way too serious, you will die young you know.
Maybe you got the tender to diploy these snakes inside peoples cars, Thuli will investigate you,
you mor*n who said i am a woman, yes i am over protective of our president cause i have a room ko nkandla

2012-12-11 13:39:17.0 | 0 replies

The snake didn't mean no harm and if it wanted to strike, it could have done it everyone leaves the car. And besides, why did they leave it behind, I mean it wanted a ride as well

2012-12-11 13:37:20.0 | 0 replies

What kind of snake? what happened to the snake afterwards? how did the snake sneak in? this is poor investigative journalism at its best I give up on you Sowetan

2012-12-11 13:36:29.0 | 0 replies

@Kata- Sowetan lol thats why i did not even bother

2012-12-11 13:19:21.0 | 0 replies

hahahahahhahahhh this really was a funny to read Sowetan i actually pictured this motion......Sounds like a Leon movie........lokl
I've been looking for you my sister,is this you Candy?
The one and only How are you Sir? I have been reading just had no time to indulge in comments
That's nice and I'm well hope you're too.what happened to your idendity now?lol

2012-12-11 13:17:34.0 | 0 replies

jst admit it, dont be shy. wa dirata dilo tse. o ruile ka tsona

2012-12-11 13:16:41.0 | 0 replies