Unfortunately, the giant hole in Glawe's earlobe was not giant enough for the snake, who ended up getting stuck there.
Twenty-three-year-old Ashley Glawe showed up at the hospital when her pet ball python "Bart" slithered through her ear piercing and got stuck.
The last thing you'd expect your pet snake to do is to slither into your ear gauge and make itself at home.
"I like froze instantly", said Glawe.
Turns out Bart was hanging out on her shoulders when Glawe thought he started attacking her head.
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Glawe applied cooking oil to try and slip him out of the earlobe, but it was not successful.
She said she was really anxious about her Ball Python, but it all worked out OK.
The fire department arrived on the scene but could not remove the snake.
But then, they do say that reality is stranger than fiction, and in the case of Oregon, US-based Ashley Glawe this is exactly what happened.
Her ear was irritated and bruised, but Bart was fine.
Glawe said that doctors at Portland Adventist Hospital treated the reptile dysfunction by numbing her ear and using "stringing to pull and stretch it out more so that they could get him out without hurting him".