A Permian basin woman says she went into her bathroom at midnight to find a huge snake in the back of her toilet.
“Her small forked tongue blinked at me and I knocked on the door,” Patty Mireles Tidwell said in comments to her public Facebook post.
Tidwell, of Andrews, Texas, said the only way he believed the snake could have entered his bathroom was through the pipes.
“When I found it, it was placed on the back of my toilet just like the first picture. But there was no other way it could be found except the toilet,” Tidwell said.
In comments on her public post, Tidwell said she was glad the snake was out of the toilet when she saw it because if it had been in the bowl it would have been too traumatic.
The snake appeared to be a large python, a non-native, non-venomous snake that is normally kept as a pet.
Tidwell said a police officer removed the snake from his home and joked that he was taken to the “animal prison” for breaking into his home.
Last month, a man from Grand Prairie reported his pet snake, which had disappeared a poisonous non-native six-foot-long cobra from West African bands. After more than a month, the snake has not yet been located.