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Broken Arrow homeowner discovers snake, spider seeking shelter from heat

Posted at 9:03 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 22:55:46-04

The summer’s extreme heat is known to bring in unwanted creatures indoors on occasion.

Broken Arrow resident, Joshua Williams, discovered a rat snake and a grass spider seeking shade together on his front porch.

Game Warden Carlos Gomez says both are harmless, however, venomous animals are not excluded from entering household spaces to escape the scorching weather, such as a brown recluse and black widow spiders along with cottonmouth, water moccasins and copperhead snakes.

“These are [arachnids and snakes] that are very prevalent in our part of the state,” Gomez says.

Should you find an unwelcome guest in your house Gomez says “avoid [and] ignore,” which is exactly what Williams did.

Williams says the spider has moved to the wall, and as for the snake, “[We’re] just going to leave him be, we gave him some water, [and] he’ll take off when it cools down.”

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