Woman Goes to Use Restroom & Finds Most Terrifying Thing Emerging From Toilet

Imagine going to use the ladies room in your downtown office building and finding it clogged. Annoying, right? Being the good Samaritan you are, you grab the plunger and try to fix the problem. One woman in San Diego did just that, but instead of the usual clog, what she discovered sent her running and screaming from the restroom.


Stephanie Lacsa and Holly Wells, co-founders for Vertical PR + Marketing, got the shock of their lives when they discovered a five-foot long boa constrictor living in the private toilet in their office in downtown San Diego.

On Wednesday, January 7, Lasca noticed the water level was high in the toilet, so she grabbed the plunger. After a few tries, something emerged from the bowl ... "I thought my eyes were deceiving me," She said. "But as soon I saw the flicker of its tongue, I definitely knew that it was in fact a large snake heading straight towards me."

"I ran out of the bathroom screaming louder than I'd like to admit and taped the door shut until the City of San Diego Animal Control arrived to wrangle the snake. The animal control officer said that she had never witnessed anything like this in her career. She referred to the incident as 'The Stuff of Urban Legends' and I would have to agree. This is every person's worst nightmare!"

"Our building, which is the Old San Diego City Hall, was built in 1886 so we are accustomed to the old pipes and stubborn plumbing," Wells added. "But we were definitely not prepared for this!"

So where did the boa come from? Officials claimed Thursday that the snake belonged to a resident who lives in the same building, and that the pet may have been seeking water in the toilet during the process of shedding his skin.

The Colombian rainbow boa's owner has been contacted, but if he fails to claim him (they're apparently known as "nippy" snakes -- eek!), a new owner will be sought. He appears to be in good health, along with the ladies who found him.

"The snake scared the living daylights out of us, but we truly hope he gets the care he needs and can be placed in a good home. And I also hope that the new owners of that home know to keep their toilet seat lids down," Wells said.

Wise warning!

Are you scared to pee now?


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