by Zara Mustapha
A 12ft python gave a woman in Texas the shock of her life when she found it in her bathroom wrapped around her toilet bowl.
50-year-old Veronica Rodriguez, discovered the huge African python slithering across the bathroom floor earlier this month.
According to reports, the python may have got in through the back door of Rodriguez’s home, which she shares her teenage daughter Kelsie.
She admitted that the door to her home was left open while she was doing chores throughout the day, although the exact time the snake slithered into her home is not known.
Ms Rodriguez discovered the snake after she heard noises coming from her bathroom while on a call.
Daily Mail reports:
She told The Eagle: ‘When I opened her bathroom door, there was a 12-foot python. I didn’t know what I was going to do with a snake that large.’
She called 911 and the responding officer showed up with a paper bag. Ms Rodriguez said that she told him: ‘You’re going to need a bigger sack than that.’
Animal control was called into help with the officer showing up with a ten-gallon bucket – but the officers finally decided that the only way to contain the snake was in a trash can.
The snake, which appeared to be around five years old and in healthy condition, was initially taken to a rescue facility but it has since been returned to its owner.