Gave me the creeps!
It’s unclear whether or not the tree had yet been felled when the snake burrowed inside, or if the log had been sitting on the ground long enough for the snake to get in. One Redditor offers some insight:
Best guess is that some small mammal made a tunnel to the tree hollow from below. Snakes check that kinda shit out for an easy lunch.
Another helpfully added:
This same scenario happened with my grandfather and I. We dropped an old pecan tree that was waiting to fall. Started cutting it up and we noticed there was a copious amount of blood on the chain saw. Kicked back one of the logs and saw a possum with half a face. I’m sure this happens quite often unfortunately.
You’re all welcome for that visual. I guess the moral of the story is, always check a log before you go sawing on through it willy nilly. Or don’t, because you might not want to know what’s in there .