COLLEGE STATION, Texas (May 14, 2014) – A Texas mother heard strange sounds in the middle of the night—and ended up terrified by the source.
She found a 12-foot-long African python in her bathroom as soon as she flipped on the light switch.
On Sunday, May 4, Veronica Rodriguez said she’d given her daughter’s three guinea pigs a bath around 6 p.m. Afterwards, she took them outside so they could run in a penned area. She left the back door open, and believes that’s when the python crawled inside the home.
Around 9 p.m., her mother called, and Rodriguez kept hearing noises. She looked in her bedroom but didn’t find anything.
The noises persisted.
She checked the bathroom—the large snake was crawling into the bathtub.
Rodriguez did what just about anyone would do—she immediately slammed the door shut and ran out of her home. She called her brother and then police.
“When the officer showed up, he came with a brown paper sack,” she told The Eagle newspaper. “I told him, ‘You’re going to need a bigger sack than that.'”
Police eventually corralled the snake, using a trash can as a makeshift shelter. The snake stayed there until animal control officers picked it up. The snake went to a reptile rescue facility before its owned claimed it and took it home.
Rodriguez admitted the incident definitely “spooked” her, and said she’s making sure she closes the doors at home.
Source: The Eagle