We all hear bumps in the night.
Nine out of 10 times the noises are just that, noises, with no discernible origin be it a creak or a clunk. But then there is that rare instance when that odd sound actually IS something and something totally freaky!
Texas mom Veronica Rodriguez thought she heard something at night and she discovered -- get this -- a 12-FOOT SNAKE in her bathroom.
Apparently the creature -- an African Python -- slithered into the house when she left the back door open earlier in the day in order to clean her daughter's guinea pigs' cage. The intruder had gone unnoticed until around 9 p.m. Then Rodriguez started to hear odd noises "like someone was knocking things over." She checked out the bedrooms but there was nothing out of the ordinary. Then she looked into her bathroom and got a shocking surprise.
There, slithering around, was a huge snake, which was making its way into her bathtub. So she did what anyone of us would do -- panicked, and then she called 911. What else WOULD you do?
"When the officer showed up, he came with a brown paper sack," she recalled. "I told him, 'You're going to need a bigger sack than that.'" Yes, way bigger. Animal control soon came to the rescue with a 10-gallon bucket. Although the snake wasn't cooperating, they managed to get the reptile into the bucket and out of the house.
The snake was taken to a reptile rescue where its owner came to claim their pet, because you would totally notice if your 12-foot snake went missing. Ms. Rodriguez is, I'm sure, thrilled to have it out of her house, but she is "still visibly shaken" a week later. And who could blame her?
So that next time you hear a weird noise, let's hope it's just your house settling and nothing this sensational.
What's the scariest thing you've found in your house?
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