Jittery to the point of laughter, Fond started by trying to pull the can gently off of the snake's head. This did not work.
Then she had to find a stick to help nudge the snake out. This continued to be difficult. The snake was getting more and more agitated. She even wrapped herself around Fond's arm — twice.
Fond, scared of angering the snake further, tried reasoning with her. "If you can go in, you can go out," she said.
Then she tried words of encouragement. "You can do it!" she said. "I know sweetheart, I know."