After their clothes dryer began blowing out a lot of lint, a Florida family called a repair man who discovered a dead snake rather than a jammed motor. “I was like oh — that’s what caused the motor to blow,” Alyson Pring told Orlando television station WKMG. Repairman Darrell Cobble stopped by to take a look at what was causing the problem, the station reports.
The family told the news agency that sought out the Sea Star Air and Appliances to fix the dryer. Pring said when Cobble came to her home he told her he first though it was a simple repair job.
“He came out said it was probably something stuck in there, the motor jammed, easy fix,” she said.
“He just stands up, and he walks off. He’s like, ‘There’s a dead snake in there,’” Pring said.
Cobble told the station that while it’s not common, snakes can find their way into dryers. He said there is usually a grate that prevents snakes and other animals from entering the dryer. But Pring’s central Florida home did not have one.
They’ll be keeping an eye out now, Alyson Pring said.
“Could’ve been much worse, but I’m glad it was dead, done, fixed it up and ready to go,” she said.