This Falls Township Great Grandmother Killed a Cobra With Shovel in Her Yard Yesterday
A great-grandmother who lives in Falls Township took matters into her own hands when she discovered a venomous snake in her yard.
Yeah, Kathy Kehoe said she opened the door to discover a cobra in her garden. She took a few photos, and instead of waiting for animal control to arrive, let's just say... she handled the situation.
Kehoe told 6 ABC's Jeff Chirico that she quickly grabbed her shovel and chased the snake in her yard.
"He went this way. I stalked him and when he got over to here, I tapped his tail. He went up and that's when I did the deed and held him there," she told 6 ABC.
As you can imagine, it was a risky move for Kathy. A majority of snake bites occur when someone tries to attack or capture a snake, wildlife veterinarian Mount Laurel Animal Hospital's Dr. Susan Tyson-Pello tells the TV station.
Kathy tells 6ABC that she knew she had to kill the snake to protect the kids in the neighborhood.
Earlier this year about 25 snakes were removed from a nearby apartment complex, but it's not clear if this snake was connected to that incident.