A rat snake slowed traffic down at Mayde Creek in Katy, Texas, on Tuesday morning.
Mayde Creek had burst its banks due to heavy rain the previous couple of days, sending the snake looking for higher ground.
As vehicles passed by, the snake would lunge at their tyres. Crews shut down one lane as they tried to corral it.
The story didn't end well for the snake, as multiple vehicles ran over it. The snake didn't survive its injuries.
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