A Woman Wakes Up in Hotel Room, Finds Snake on Her Arm

July 29, 2019

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Melinda Major felt something brush her arm as she was sleeping Friday morning in a Memphis hotel, and at first thought it might be her husband. Then she remembered she was out of town for a doctor's appointment, and hubby wasn't there. She opened her eyes and saw a green garden snake lying on her arm. "I'm not a snake person," Major told CNN. "I can deal with spiders and all the icky things, but snakes are not my thing." Major sprung off the bed and onto a desk, frantically dialing the front desk. Hotel staff arrived and escorted her out of the room, before pest control was brought in. Despite the scare, Major said she would "most definitely" go back to the Hampton Inn hotel. "As horrified as I am of snakes, they acted on it quickly," she said. "They were very helpful."