Got a scaly guest in the house? Don’t do what Tim did: Rip out a light fixture to try and grab the snake, only to have it set up camp inside his shirt.
What would Al do? Al would’ve made sure there are no gaps or cracks through which snakes could enter his home, and of course he wouldn’t have any mice around for snakes to eat. He’d never try to touch it with his bare hands, since even non-poisonous snakes can pack a nasty bite, and would have used a broom to gently brush it out the door, or a box to trap it and release it outside. The best move: Call a professional exterminator.
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