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Rattlesnake surprise in toilet leads to even bigger discovery at Texas home

Published: Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 6:26 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 6:26 PM
By: Shelby Lin Erdman - Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A Texas family is breathing a little easier, after a horrifying discovery in a bathroom at their Jones County home.

They found a full-grown, adult rattlesnake in the toilet, but that's not all. It turned out it wasn’t the only snake slithering around the house.

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The family called Abilene-based Big Country Snake Removal for help. An inspection turned up a rattlesnake infestation with the discovery of another 23 rattlesnakes at the house.

The company posted a series of pictures and an accompanying post on its Facebook page about the incident.

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Big Country Snake Removal said it found 13 adult rattlesnakes in the storm cellar and 10 more, including five baby snakes, under the house.

“Rattlesnakes are secretive… They rely heavily on camouflage,” the company posted.

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“This is simply how they survive. Just because you don’t see them, doesn’t mean they aren’t there.”

As for the snake in the toilet? It crawled into the house through an opening in a relief pipe. Any opening in a relief pipe is generally big enough to allow a snake to slither in, the company said.