June 12 (UPI) -- A Texas sheriff's deputy came to the rescue of a father and son who were in the bathroom of their home when a large snake slithered out of the toilet.
Wade Vielock said he was cleaning the bathroom at his Bee County home when his 6-year-old son alerted him to the long snake emerging from the toilet.
"I looked back at the toilet and that snake was about 3 feet out, climbing towards the window. It took at least six years off my life," Vielock told KSAT-TV.
Bee County Sheriff's Deputy Lindsay Scotten responded to the home and removed the snake with her bare hands. Photos shared on the sheriff's office Facebook page show the deputy handling the nonvenomous blue indigo snake.
"The deputy told me that she can't kill a cockroach, but she will grab a snake. I told her she can call me anytime she wants and I'll come kill all the cockroaches she wants if she gets that snake out of the house," Vielock said.