According to a local police department, a landlord in eastern Alabama had an unpleasant surprise when he found a large snake in his toilet.
The reptile – later identified as a gray rat snake – was found by a resident of Barbour County, Alabama, who called police to his home last week.
The Eufaula Police Department said in a Facebook post on Friday that the snake was an unexpected call. They were able to release the reptile into a “suitable habitat” nearby.
According to Indiana, gray rat snakes are found throughout the United States. Indiana Department of Natural Resources, are non-toxic and are mostly black or dark brown in colour.
The snakes’ mouths, which can be up to 2 meters (or 7 feet) long, are white.
“We never know what kind of calls we’ll receive during our shifts from one day to the next,” said the police department in Eufaula, a town about 73 miles southwest of Montgomery, the Alabama state capitol. “Today was no exception”.
The department continued: “Although a snake in the toilet was not on our list of possibilities. The day shift removed the unwanted visitor and left it in a more suitable habitat.”
Throwing light on the encounter, the police department said: “The snake was a harmless gray rat snake. In Snake’s defense, he was trying to talk to the homeowner about his car’s extended warranty.
Over a thousand people commented on a Facebook post expressing their horror at the snake-filled toilet, with one person writing: “Glad it wasn’t my home!!”
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, gray rat snakes are commonly found in deciduous woodlands, prairie, stream valleys and rocky hillsides.
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