'In the snake's defense...': Eufaula cops have hilarious response to homeowners finding live SNAKE in their toilet
The snake found was a harmless gray rat snake that ended up there as it was looking for water or prey
EUFAULA, ALABAMA: A snake was found inside the toilet of an Alabama household on Friday, September 17. The gray rat snake is a harmless snake and it was released by the Eufaula Alabama Police Department. Meanwhile, the department also came up with a quirky Facebook post on this incident.
Herpetologist Nicole F Angeli, a researcher at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, said, “They may be looking for water or tracking prey animals that entered leaky pipes, they could also simply be looking for a nice cool place to hide.”
The post shared by the department stated, "We never know from one day to the next what kind of call we will recieve during our shift. Today was no exception, however, a snake in the toilet wasn’t on our list of possibilities". It further continued, "Day shift removed the unwelcomed visitor and released it to a more suitable habitat. The snake was a harmless Gray Rat Snake." The post concluded by saying, "In the snake's defense, he was just trying to reach the homeowner about their car’s extended warranty."
"Nightmare right there"
Netizens were quick to respond to the Facebook post shared by the Eufaula Alabama Police Department, one of the users stated, "Now I am going to be paranoid about going to the bathroom." Another user said, "Nightmare right there."
A comment read, "If I was the homeowner the only call would be to Chip Chapman to get my body. And bless EPD for handling this call because I could.not. " A user chimed, "Well no more using the toilet for me. I'll just hold it forever."
"This is why I ALWAYS keep the lid down," said another user. Another comment read, "It's that time of year snakes are on the move trying to find a place to hibernate." A user also said, "Wish I could get my toilet that clean."
This is not the first time a slithery reptile made its way into a toilet. In October 2021, a woman in Western England was in for a shocking surprise after she stumbled across a python in her toilet bowl. Laura Tranter nearly sat on the snake's head, before she spotted the reptile and managed to leave the bathroom, unharmed. The story does have a happy ending, as her friend removed the python from the toilet and handed it over to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
According to her, the snake was "actually stuck in my toilet, because it was so fat in the middle that it couldn't get out and couldn't get back." It's unclear how long the reptile was stuck there, but Tranter spotted it around 5:30 am when she went to the bathroom.
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