The South Main Street Kroger in Blacksburg was full of activity Monday afternoon as a rattlesnake slithered across the parking lot toward a side door.
Store manager Wes Price called 911 and trapped the snake until help could get there.
"The thing I was concerned about is our customers were coming in and out of these doors, which is a foot or two a way from where this snake was," Price said.
The two-and-a-half-foot long snake was identified as a Timber Rattlesnake.
In his 31 years working for Kroger, the experience is one Price won't forget.
"This was the scariest thing I have ever had happen," he said.
"I'm glad we kept him outside and nobody got hurt," Price said. "That is the important thing."