Snake Prank Sent Darius Rucker Running Away In Fear

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They shared the stage every night on their 2018 co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour, but for a split second, Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley and Darius Rucker were mortal enemies.

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Posted by Lady Antebellum on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Okay, so maybe not mortal enemies – but pretty close!

While taking a break from their wildly successful tour, the two good friends spent the day at Whisper Rock Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. Because they are such good friends, Kelley knew about Rucker’s dislike for snakes, so he took advantage of that knowledge to prank him – and luckily, the “Lonely Girl” singer filmed the whole thing!

Charles – 1, Darius – 0

Kelley started the video pretty slyly, with the lens facing the ground so Rucker wouldn’t know something was up. Right after Rucker put one of his clubs back in his bag, good friend Jeff Fujimoto, who was also golfing with them, threw out a fake snake and the “Wagon Wheel” singer took off!

“Oh shit!” Rucker said as he ran away. “Who fu**king did that?!”

Luckily, the “For The First Time” singer was a great sport and started laughing immediately once the sense of fear had faded away.

We usually love seeing country singers’ onstage pranks, but this is just as good! Take a look at his scare in the video below.

Watch Rucker and Lady Antebellum perform Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Hold My Hand” while on tour below.

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