Ball of slithering snakes shocks North Carolina jogger

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (KTRK) -- One woman's morning run took an unexpected twist when she encountered a large ball of slithering snakes.

"I saw what I thought was one big snake, and I looked down and I saw probably 10 to 20 different snakes," Christine Proffitt said of the encounter.

While the serpentine blob might look like something out of a horror movie, wildlife experts said it's not out of the ordinary. The snakes had likely just emerged from winter hibernation and were in a mating ball.

As for Proffitt, she said the bizarre encounter won't keep her off of the jogging trail.

"I don't like snakes. I'm terrified of them, but it still hasn't deterred me from going," she added.

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