“We pulled the dryer out,” Melvin told the television station. “We took it apart to see if we could find this thing. We didn’t want it in the house.”
The snake thought better of slithering into the house and tried to back out of the vent. Melvin did not call a pest control company, but instead waited for the snake to leave on its own. He certainly was not going to rush the reptile.
"The only thing that was sticking out the next time was the head. And I'm not gonna try to grab that," Melvin told KFOR. "We gave it a little bit of time to come out naturally instead of hurting or killing it."
Melvin waited for the snake to exit the dryer, then put on some gloves and carried it to the creek that runs behind his home. However, he admitted finding the snake trying to snuggle next to his laundry was a little unsettling.
"It scared me," Melvin told KFOR. "It was definitely a different location. Normally you find them hidden in very obvious locations. Not your dryer vent."