By FIONA ROBERTS
It's a miracle the driver managed not to crash - let alone keep in a straight line.
A snake terrified a young mother when it suddenly appeared on her SUV's windscreen after slithering out of the engine as she drove along an expressway into Memphis, Tennessee.
Rachel Fisher said she's not usually scared by snakes but she 'was clenching everything' as she drove at 65mph with the unusual hitchhiker on board - and her three young children in the back.
Terror: The huge snake suddenly appears on Rachel Fisher's windscreen as she speeds along the expressway towards Memphis, Tennessee
As she screamed and giggled hysterically, her husband recorded the incident on his camera phone and then posted the video on YouTube, where it has gone viral in just three days.
It happened last week as Mrs Fisher drove her husband, Tony, and their three children Elizabeth, three, Judah, two and Rivers, four months, back to Memphis after visiting her parents in Cordova.
Hitching a ride: The snake slithers along the windscreen
She had been driving for about 15 minutes when her husband suddenly yelled out.
Mrs Fisher told the New York Daily News: 'My husband saw it out of the corner of his eye and did a double-take.
Frightening: The snake winds itself over the wing mirror...
...and then opens its jaws as if ready to strike