N.C. woman finds snake in dishwasher

A local woman got a big surprise while doing the dishes.

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Can you imagine doing the dishes and then discovering a snake in the dishwasher? Well, that's the shocking surprise a Salisbury woman discovered at her home. The snake slithered up the cabinet and into the dish rack.

Animal experts are saying snake sightings may be on the rise as the weather starts to change. 

"Two in the garage just in the last couple days one in the house," said Allen Eckman, owner of A-1 Wildlife Control.

There's been no shortage of snake sightings this summer in the Carolinas. 

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office had an encounter with a large black snake when it crawled into the IT office. In Matthews, a woman witnessed two snakes fighting feet from her home. There was also an incident at the Lowe's in Denver; a venomous Copperhead snake attacked an employee in the garden section.  He was in the hospital for days.

"This year with the change in weather, we've had lots more calls," said Eckman.

The wiring system of your AC unit is one of the most common ways for a snake to get in.

Allen Eckman with A-1 Wildlife Control says it can happen to anyone. A black snake crawled into his home through his dryer's wiring system.

"Never thought the guy from A-1 animal control would be a victim of the job he does," said Eckman.

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