Kate Hudson's snake scare

LONDON: Kate Hudson started ''hyperventilating'' when she discovered a rattlesnake sleeping on the stairs of her trailer on the set of 'The Killer Inside Me'.

Kate Hudson was left petrified when she was confronted by a rattlesnake.

The 30-year-old actress was filming new movie 'The Killer Inside Me' in New Mexico when she opened her trailer door to find the five-foot reptile asleep on the steps.

A source said: "Kate shrieked, 'SsssssSNAKE!' The reptile coiled, hissed and rattled and crew members came running."

Kate was so scared she began "hyperventilating" and could not be persuaded to come out of her dressing room until the snake had been disposed of.

The source added: "Kate opened the door a crack, peered out to make sure the coast was clear, then stormed over to producers and make them assign a guard to stand snake-watch outside her trailer."

Kate is not the only star to have a run-in with a serpent recently. Shia Labeouf was delighted when a snake slithered onto set during the filming of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'.

He refused to let anyone near the reptile, insisting producers call a qualified snake handler to remove the animal, and even nicknamed the critter "Barney".