Rattlesnake Surprises Texas Family by Curling Up on Couch

A family in Decatur, Texas, got a nasty surprise when they discovered a rattlesnake curled up on their patio couch, as seen in video posted to Facebook on April 21.

Jacob Gamble told Storyful that he was sitting on his patio with his wife, mother-in-law, and daughter watching a basketball game on the evening of April 21.

“My daughter went to pick up pizza, and when she came back, we all got up and went inside to eat,” he said. “About 10 minutes later, I walked back outside to finish watching the game when I heard the rattle,” he said, before he saw it on the couch.

In the video, Gamble’s daughter warns, “Do not get close to that thing!” as the snake begins to rattle.

Gamble told Storyful that, in order to protect his “family, dog, cat, and chickens,” he killed the snake and disposed of its body later. Credit: Jacob Gamble via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh my god.

- He's going to do it.

- I'm sweating.

- It's going to hurt.

- Men can--

- Do not get close to that thing.

[RATTLING]

Oh my gosh! Dad, stop.

[RATTLING CONTINUES]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Oh my god.

- He's going to do it.

- I'm sweating.

- It's going to hurt.

- Men can--

- Do not get close to that thing.

[RATTLING]

Oh my gosh! Dad, stop.

[RATTLING CONTINUES]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Oh my god.

- He's going to do it.

- I'm sweating.

- It's going to hurt.

- Men can--

- Do not get close to that thing.

[RATTLING]

Oh my gosh! Dad, stop.

[RATTLING CONTINUES]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Oh my god.

- He's going to do it.

- I'm sweating.

- It's going to hurt.

- Me can--

- Do not get close to that thing.

- [RATTLING]

Oh my gosh! Dad, stop.

[RATTLING CONTINUES]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Oh my god.

- He's going to do it.

- I'm sweating.

- It's going to hurt.

- Men can--

- Do not get close to that thing.

[RATTLING]

Oh my gosh! Dad, stop.

[RATTLING CONTINUES]

- [INAUDIBLE].

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