Arizona woman returns from vacation to find snake in her toilet

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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Reptile wranglers were called to an Arizona home when a resident returned from vacation and found a snake lurking in her toilet.

Michelle Lespron said she had just returned to her Tucson home after a trip to Nashville when she lifted the lid of her toilet and came face to face with a black and pink coachwhip snake.


"I slammed the lid back down right away when I saw it," Lespron told KPNX-TV.

Lespron called local business Rattlesnake Solutions for help, and snake wrangler Nikolaus made three visits to the home over the course of two days before successfully capturing the slithering intruder.

The Tucson Herpetological Society said coachwhips are not venomous, but that are known to get aggressive when handled by humans.

"These snakes may get into the plumbing through vaults in septic systems, flushed in from other homes, and a variety of other situations," Rattlesnake Solutions said in a Facebook post. "If you're seeing this and thinking you need to put your home on the market, you should know this is among the rarest of situations we are called to handle."

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