Toilets are often horrifying places. There are a lot of things you’d really rather not find in a toilet and you know the kinds of things we’re talking about.
But for Cassie McFadden and her son, any of that would have been preferable to what theyfound hanging out in theircommode: a rattlesnake.
The idea of snakes slithering up through the pipes sounds like an urban legend. However and we apologize for the future nightmares this may bring it really can happen. Snakes have a habit of ending up in places you might never expect, like in toilets and even in Christmas trees.
While it just might be startling if the snake is harmless, a venomous one like a rattlesnake can be deadly.
Luckily for Cassie and her son, they were able to get out of this situation unscathed. The snake was not so lucky: Cassie killed it with a shovel, but she also knew that where there’s one, there are often many more.
She called Big Country Snake Removalin Buffalo Gap, Texas, for some help. Owner Nathan Hawkins arrived on the scene and immediately wanted to look around to make sure nothing else was lurking in the shadows.
Nathan knows snakes, especially that they liketo hang out in dark, removed places… such as the old storm cellar on the property. That’s the first place he looked.
It’s a good thing he did, because he found 13 more rattlesnakes, all coiledup in the corner. And that was only the beginning.
If this isn’t a reason to set your house on fire, we don’t know what is.
Luckily, Cassie McFadden, whose son found this unwelcome guest in the toilet, kept a cooler head.
She managed to dispatch the venomous rattlesnake with a shovel, but knew that the snake likely had friends. That’s when she called Nathan Hawkins from Big Country Snake Removal, who quicklychecked out the house for other snakes.