By Ken Smith, WRAL reporter | May 19, 2021 at 6:11 PM EDT – Updated May 19 at 6:11 PM
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WRAL) – Heatherly Noble, from Mooresville, was on a ladder trimming bushes in her front yard when out of nowhere a black snake attacked her.
She only had seconds to react.
“When I stepped off the ladder, unfortunately I was four feet up and stepped back into thin air,” Noble said. “My right knee didn’t make it. I’m in a hip and ankle brace right now and really can’t get around very well.”
Her cell phone was several feet away, and she couldn’t call for help. Fortunately, her neighbor heard her fall and came to help her.
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