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Thompson Square caused a stir with their Twitter followers with Keifer's Instagram pciture of himself holding a freshly killed (and extremely large) snake with one hand and a gun in the other.

Keifer killed the snake with a pellet gun that was attacking one of his dogs. His Instagram photo got over 300,000 some death threats.

With quite a few of his followers fired up over the post, Keifer issued a clarification. He wrote, "The snake was trying to bite my dog, FYI. Sorry if I didn’t wrangle it, research what kind it was and send it to a snake retreat. I love y’all."

Thompson Square are proud pet parents of two small Yorkies named Barkley and Etta. The couple was in the middle of a songwriting session when the snake appeared.

Keifer and Shawana Thompson were with BOB 94.9's Nancy and Newman, talking about their new single, "I Can't Outrun You," but before they could get to the music, the conversation turned to the snake incident. 

 Check out what he had to say below!

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