GLEN ROSE – Glen Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation Center took some of their residents fishing at Squaw Creek on Thursday, April 21 and one of them pulled up something quite surprising.

One of those residents, Neva Harwell, 96, was joined by her daughter, Loretta on the group’s outing. After catching a perch, Neva told Loretta to cast it back out and use it for bait.

What the two didn’t know is what kind creature their newly caught bait would attract. Loretta was helping Neva work the fishing pole when they caught and pulled out a large snake!

“When she pulled that eel out she screamed and you could hear her for a country mile,” Neva said with a hysterical laugh about the moment Loretta pulled the snake out of the water. “I knew what it was though,” she continued.

Tonya Richardson, LVN and MDS Coordinator at GRNR, was accompanying the seniors on their fishing trip.

“It was a large snake,” Richardson said. “They eventually knocked it off with a stick, but he just hung around waiting for her to catch another fish, I guess.”

The GRNR typically takes some of their residents out on a fishing outing at least once a year, but this trip was one for the memory books.