An Ahwatukee mom says a snake that got in her home scared her family.

Aleida Wakefield says the Sonoran Gopher Snake came in through the door and wandered around her home.

She says her kids and her husband jumped into action to get the snake out of her home. Unfortunately the snake ended up in the engine block of her car.

Arizona Game and Fish and told her to leave it alone and it would leave her car. Wakefield followed their advice and the snake left a short time later for the desert preserve near the Wakefield home.

She captured the saga on her Instagram story.