PICS: Two snakes get the shock of their lives

2016-04-08 12:03

Morganton – Two electricians were in for a surprise when they found two massive snakes coiled in an electrical box in Morganton, North Carolina.

Workers for the electrical services department in Morganton were called to turn off power at a residence when they discovered two dead snakes that had managed to slither into the box.

According to a Facebook post shared by the City of Morganton, one snake had slithered across two hot terminals and got electrocuted and the second snake that was biting onto the first received a jolt too. The first snake can be seen chewing on a wire during the moment of death.

The shocking photo of the reptiles has been shared more than 11 000 times and has received more than 2 000 comments on Facebook.

Brooks Kirby, Director of Electric Services, said that the snakes had crawled into the box, searching for a place to keep warm.

He added that neither snake was poisonous and suspected they were black snakes from the shape of their heads.

According to the post, Kirby’s team comes across “fried snakes every two or three years, and that’s one time too many”.

“The public needs to be aware that if they can get into an electrical box, they can crawl through any small hole,” Brooks Kirby of Electric Services Director told

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