Most of us can agree that finding an unwelcome critter in the bow of your boat is bad news. When said guest is of the aggressive, fast-moving variety–things can get pretty uncomfortable.
Elite kayaker Erin Savage had been hiking laps of the Green River in Asheville, North Carolina in preparation for the annual extreme kayak race when she spotted the limbless reptile in her kayak.
The snake in question was a brown river snake. “They aren’t venomous, but they are kind of aggressive,” said Savage.
Savage was able to give the snake some distance as it explored the inner walls of her kayak and eventually left of its own accord. Catch the video here.
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