Snake Is Rescued After Getting Stuck In Woman's Earlobe


This friendly snake, named Bart, found himself in a bit of an awkward situation recently after getting stuck in a too-narrow opening. But, as you'll soon see, he wasn't alone in his predicament.

As it so happens, that too-narrow opening was a hole in this woman's earlobe.

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Facebook/Ashley Glawe

That's Bart's reptile-loving owner, Ashley Glawe of Portland, Oregon. She has gauged piercings in her ears that are normally reserved for her large jewelry items. Apparently though, she didn't realize another sort of occupant might be interested her lobes' openings, too.

As Glawe said in a Facebook post, she was handling Bart when he saw the hole and decided to slither his scaly body on through.

"It all happened SO fast that before I even knew what was going on it was already too late," she wrote.

That's when poor Bart got stuck.

The snake was so tightly trapped, Glawe feared she would hurt him trying to get him out herself. So, she did the right thing for both of them; she went to the emergency room.

While waiting for treatment there, Glawe snapped a few photos to share with her friends who'd likely never believe her otherwise. She even made a hashtag: #SnakeStuckInEarlobe (Let's keep our fingers crossed that one doesn't get much future use.)

Fortunately, Glawe later posted that medical staffers were able to set her snake free:

"They numbed my ear, stretched it more, and lubed him up to get him through without having to cut my ear," she wrote. "THANK GOD!"

We, too, couldn't be happier that Bart's reportedly now safe. Hopefully, both he and his owner have learned their lesson, and this sort of thing will have only ever happened once in the course of human and snake history.