NATIONWIDE — A Arizona fire department’s warning post on Facebook is getting viral attention, likely because the thought is horrifying for those afraid of snakes.

  • Snakes have reportedly used noodles as a place to lay eggs
  • In blazing temperatures, known to seek out unusual refuge spots

Imagine a hot day, you grab for a pool float, and the first one you find is a noodle.

According to the City of Buckeye Fire Department, a resident in the area left two pool noodles outside up against a cinderblock wall. The next time they went to use the pool, the pool noodles were picked up and brought to the swimming pool, and out popped — A RATTLESNAKE.

The snake did not attack, but was concerned about the pool noodles as there were a couple of young rattlesnakes who were still inside the pool noodle.

“After some research, we found that there have been reports of snakes (NOT RATTLESNAKES-they do not lay eggs) actually laying their eggs inside the pool noodle itself or around pool noodles that have been left outdoors near bushes or block fences," the department said on Facebook.

The department goes on to urge that if come into contact with a rattlesnake, or any other type of snake, stay calm.

“If you’ve seen the snake before you came across it, give it a lot of space. You can easily walk around it without frightening it. Just keep in mind that rattlesnakes can coil up and strike at great lengths, so give it as much space as possible.”