Rattlesnake crawls into pregnant mother's laundry

Posted at 6:53 PM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 21:53:52-04

SERRA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) - Paige Edwards, who is 5 months pregnant, got a big surprise while doing her laundry: a young rattlesnake.

On Tuesday afternoon, she was doing laundry in her converted garage in Serra Mesa when she bent over to grab one of the towels off a stack on the floor. That's when she saw the snake with the rattle hanging out under one of the towels.

She "flipped out" because she has a toddler and pets walking around the home, but she quickly went into action.

10News' Michael Chen spoke with the mother and a local expert on why residents may be seeing the rattlers earlier this year.