Moment horrified Tennessee dad Tyler Maidlow finds an angry rattlesnake in his baby’s STROLLER – with venomous reptile trying to attack him as he walked past it
Moment shocked Tennessee dad Tyler Maidlow finds an angry rattlesnake in his baby’s stroller – as a venomous reptile tries to attack him as he walked past
- A father in Tennessee was shocked when a rattlesnake struck him from his baby’s stroller
- Video showed the venomous creature cuddling with their 9-month-old daughter’s blanket
- He managed to kill the copperhead rattlesnake with a shovel, but the couple was left shocked
A Tennessee father was shocked to discover that a rattlesnake had crawled into his baby’s stroller and killed the venomous reptile with a shovel.
Autumn Maidlow shared a video of her shocked husband Tyler, who had just found a rattlesnake nestled in their baby’s stroller.
The father had taken their 9-month-old daughter Ava Grace for a walk in the stroller shortly before his gruesome discovery.
Maidlow explained how the snake was curled up on the edge of the stroller before the creature struck him as he walked past the stroller.
The video showed the snake twisting itself disturbingly around the baby’s blanket in the pram as the Maidlow couple watched in horror.
A Tennessee couple was disturbed after a rattlesnake tried to attack the man while he was in their baby’s stroller after sneaking into the garage
Tyler Maidlow had taken his 9-month-old daughter with him in her stroller shortly before he found the venomous creature cuddled in the baby’s stroller.
Tyler dealt with their unexpected visitor by killing the rattlesnake with a shovel.
Maidlow had left the garage door open while he was walking the baby and that’s when the snake slithered onto their property.
His wife told FOX 17 News, “My husband went for a walk with our baby in the car and left the garage open.”
After returning from the walk, he went back to their garage to get something from the car when he was confronted by the poisonous snake.
Maidlow said: ‘He was walking past the car, and as he walked back in he saw the snake on the edge of the car, and right as he looked at it he punched him, and he jumped back and hit my car. ‘
The couple was shocked and scared of the snake after the incident, but they were grateful to have found it before putting their daughter in the stroller for their next outing.
The couple shared a photo of the snake in their daughter’s stroller, showing the creature disturbingly cuddled up with her doll and blanket.
The rattlesnake invader was a baby copperhead, named for the coppery color of their head.
The Maidlow couple were terrified but grateful to discover the snake before putting their daughter in the stroller for another walk
The snake was a copperhead rattlesnake – a venomous creature that can inflict extremely painful bites on its victims
The scaly animals have distinct bright yellow or green spots on their tails – indicating the danger of their poisonous venom.
Mid-August to mid-October is known as baby copperhead snake season, and their diverse habitat makes them a widespread danger.
The creatures can live in wooded or rocky areas, near bodies of water, or in suburban backyards.
Copperhead bites are venomous but rarely fatal and usually occur under the ankle or on the hand.
Their vicious bites are extremely painful and can cause nausea and vomiting