Sleeping couple saved from rattle snake

A dramatic video posted by Maury County Sheriff's Department in the United States, shows a police officer saving a couple from a rattlesnake.

The officer who was driving along a quiet road, comes upon the odd sight of a semi-naked couple asleep on the ground. As he approaches them, he sees the rattle snake slithering its way towards the unsuspecting pair.

The man leaps up and runs away, leaving the woman he was sleeping with, in the path of the deadly reptile.