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Officer saves sleeping couple from rattlesnake

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(CNN) — A Tennessee deputy saved a couple sleeping in the middle of the road from a rattlesnake on Friday.

The pair were sleeping on a dirt road when a Maury County deputy noticed the venomous snake slithering around their heads.

He told the unsuspecting couple not to move, but the man quickly got up and ran. The woman slowly followed.

The couple is okay and ended up getting a ride home from the deputy.

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