Be careful what you wish for.
After an unsuccessful search for snakes, YouTuber Nick The Wrangler sat down to take a break. A moment later, an extremely venomous snake got a little too close to him.
“I heard a rustle in the brush next to me. I take a better look to see an Eastern diamondback rattlesnake crawling towards me, so I just sat there as still as possible,” Nick wrote in the YouTube description.
Though they rarely attack unless provoked, a bite from an Eastern diamondback rattlesnake is “extremely painful and can be fatal to humans,” according to National Geographic.
Nick stayed as still as possible, and eventually managed to coax the snake away with a few distracting pokes to the tail, but not before the snake slithered right up onto his lap.