A Texas family recently found a rattlesnake in their toilet. This happens often enough that there really should be a sequel to “Snakes on a Plane” called “Snakes in the Toilet.”
In Texas, the family surprised by the rattlesnake in the toilet found out it wasn’t alone. The company they hired to remove that unwelcome venomous guest found 23 more of them.
This was the first snake that the family has seen on the property in several years. When I arrived, I immediately noticed a few problematic areas. Intuition took me directly to a storm cellar where I safely removed 13 adult rattlesnakes. After a thorough perimeter check, I crawled underneath the house where I removed another 10, 5 being babies — 24 snakes total (including the toilet snake) and the family had no idea.
How is this possible? It’s actually quite simple; rattlesnake are secretive and can be very cryptic. They rely heavily on their camouflage. This is simply how they survive. Just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there.
Only one snake out of the 24 died in the making of this news story. “There was a garden hoe, a shovel and branch cutters involved” in the death of the other one, The Washington Post reported. “You can get the picture.”