Video: Cat Taunts Snake in Lemon Grove - NBC 7 San Diego

Video: Cat Taunts Snake in Lemon Grove

Firefighters snare snake in driveway of apartment



    Cat Has Close Encounter With Snake in Lemon Grove

    A snake got a little too close to a Lemon Grove home but luckily, this housecat was standing guard. (Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019)

    A snake slithered its way onto a driveway of a duplex in Lemon Grove but, luckily, a homeowner's housecat was standing guard.

    Xoaquin Torres was across the street when he heard a hissing sound and turned to see a cat face to face with the reptile at a neighboring complex. He shot the video of the encounter and made noises to try and scare the cat off so it wouldn't get bitten.

    "I saw that it didn't have a rattle, " said Torres who was directed to call the Lemon Grove Fire Department after contacting County Animal Services.

    The cat and the snake faced off for about a minute or two. The cat even took a couple of swipes at the snake, which backed off. The firefighters responded immediately and found the snake behind some trash cans.

    They eventually captured it by using a shovel and snare and placed it in a covered bucket.

    Neither cat nor human was hurt.