In 1911, Miss Edna Bachtel of Chewsville (Washington County) received quite a fright while sewing at home.
“…[S]he was horrified upon glancing down to see a large snake rolled about one of the legs of the [sewing] machine,” according to an article in The News. “She jumped backward screaming, and the noise startled the snake, which quickly uncoiled and escaped through an open door.
“Miss Bachtell [sic] was unnerved for several hours afterward.”
And I don’t blame her one bit.
Source: The News, August 31, 1911