Gotta Watch: Windshield worries
A horse leaps onto a moving vehicle, startling the driver.
August 1st, 2011
10:53 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Windshield worries

Driving can be dangerous, but it's not just distracted drivers or speeding-ticket dodgers that makes it so tricky. Sometimes road hazards can turn into near-death experiences. A piece of wood can become a dangerous projectile or a sneaky snake could ruin your summer travel plans. You've gotta watch how these windshield worries more than interrupted a few road trips.

Snake's surprise – Snakes must love modern transportation. They've slithered onto planes and stressed out Samuel L. Jackson and now, it appears they've taken a liking to automobiles. In this video a scaly serpent slides up a car's windshield as it cruises down the interstate. How would you have handled this scary situation?
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Flying debris – A two-by-four unexpectedly flies through the windshield of a moving car. Luckily, no one was hurt. Get an inside view of the frightening event.

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Now that's horse power – Imagine driving down a road when a horse literally runs over your car. The result is a compelling, if not shocking, video where the animal crushes the windshield and roof.
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  1. Harry

    People giving this family flak about the snake need to take into consideration that their were children in the vehicle. That said the only good snake is a dead snake made into boots or a wallet.

    August 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realist4200

      The snake posed absolutely no threat to the parents or their children, so you're point is dead already... but if you think "the only good snake is a dead snake made into boots or a wallet." you're an idiot.... Taking this link out of the food chain would cause many more problems than you think would solve. Society is far too advanced to accommodate you're ignorance, please educate yourself.

      August 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeffroweld

      I agree Harry. In fact, I think it would have been cool to the snake slide off the car at 60mph!

      August 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stedyek

      Idiot

      August 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • gazza

      You're a real Renaissance man, aren't you?

      August 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • SD

      Kingsnakes keep dangerous snakes away. Texas blind snakes eat termites that would otherwise eat your wood. Rat snakes keep away rats and mice and other such sized critters. Do I need to go on, or do you feel like an idiot yet????

      August 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      It's another sad example of how out of touch most people are with the natural world and how little respect they have for the lives of other creatures. Shame on them for their lack of respect, and for the poor example they have set for their children.

      A snake that has dropped off a car traveling at 60mph on a freeway very likely does not slither away.

      August 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dan

    Looks like this whole thing was a step up.

    August 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John E

    I would like to have a Viper but not this particular model!

    August 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ted Ward

    Yikes! Snakes in the fast lane!

    August 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. adam

    This is animal abuse, how would they like it if I drove with there kids on my windshield and didn't stop.

    August 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • jd

      Idiot

      August 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • At Adam

      Was the snake your kid?

      August 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • JaredS

      You're retarded

      August 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • WHAT!?

      your parents commited animal abuse when you were born

      August 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randomquips

      Are you serious?

      August 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • JS

      Really? How do you think the snake would feel if it was driving the SUV and YOU were on the hood? Unbelievable!

      August 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      Seriously?

      August 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Curtis Shanks

    Idiots should have pulled over and let it slither away ! morons

    August 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Billy

    Isn't it illegal to drive with your video camera running?

    August 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • marc

      Are you retarded?

      August 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bob Davis

    I would have stopped and let the snake slither off of the car so I could them back-up and run over it. I hate snakes. How do all of the animal lovers like that!!!

    August 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • marc

      I would have done the same. It's a freaking snake not a child.

      August 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stedyek

      Crap for brains!

      August 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duhhh

      I hate stupid people, hope you are never in front of my car.

      August 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • gazza

      What an intelligent response.

      August 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • viking

      cool, I looking forward to seeing your maggot kids in the parking lot sometime so I can back over them. I love snakes but hate whiny spoiled little waste of air maggots like yours. Their hair will look good jammed in my bumper

      August 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. konig

    theres no way in hell im stoppin my car with a 5 foot snake on it. are you ppl serious? you have absolutely no idea how long it would've taken the snake to even get off the car. its not like they put the snake on the car. it crawled out of it. animal abuse? yea ok. not trying to possibly confront a snake that you have no idea if its poisonous or not isn't abuse, its safety

    August 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      Amen!

      August 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realist4200

      Anybody who has spent a small amount of time educating their selves about snakes would know it's non venomous and harmless to humans. You don't have to like something to learn about it.

      August 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Really?

    How is that TO white? did they eat mayo while driving? or dance badly in the car seats?? Racist much?

    August 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ted

    People who compare the value of children with snakes are idiots! Get a life!

    August 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Storm14k

    I hate when people love animals more than the love people and its getting worse by the day. Only a few years ago just about everyone would have agreed that the best thing was for the snake to fall off the car and get run over. Now the best thing is to pull over and potentially let the snake find a way into your car or some other nook or cranny where you'll have to get it out yourself and risk your own health.

    August 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duhhh

      You mean people aren't as ignorant as they used to be about animals. Hoorah, unfortunately there are still a lot of bed wetters who still want to kill everything.

      August 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mick

    Like so many, these people are driving in the left lane out of habit, with no obstacles on the right. That kind of imprecise driving makes it no surprise that their reactions to the snake weren't smart.

    August 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duhhh

      And taping it while driving, very unsafe. Then allowing it drop off their car startling other drivers behind them. Imagine seeing something 5 foot all of a sudden in the road.

      August 1, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SnakeHATER

    Some of you people on this board need to understand, that some people, like myself, are DEATHLY afraid of snakes. It would be a cold day in **** before I stopped my car to get it off my windshield. I would rather crash/wreck my car then deal with that....the video makes my skin crawl. I agree with the other posts that the only good snake is a dead one. GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. viking

    the only good person is a dead person. why can't we make boots & wallets out of people? I hate people can I just willingly start offing them, or recklessly driving my vehicles, into, onto or over them? what if some idiot is jaywalking, can't I just treat him like a squirrel in the road & consider them roadkill?... or how about your little maggots out riding their bikes. I hate kids more than adults can I just start running them down?... how would you idiot humans feel then?.. I think I'll start today.

    August 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
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