A woman spending the night at a Memphis hotel woke up with a garden snake nestled in her arms on Friday morning.

Calling it a “scary, scary situation,” and admitting to CNN she’s “not a snake person,” Melinda Major jumped up and flung the reptile across the room. When it landed back on the bed, she snapped a photo.

“I can deal with spiders and all the icky things, but snakes are not my thing,” the Nashville visitor says.

Thankfully staff at the Hampton Inn Walnut Grove came up to Major’s second-floor room to remove the uninvited guest, offering her compensation for the incident.