It would be unbelievable if he weren’t so reliable. I even called his wife, Lucille, at her office to double check the facts. Two weeks ago, Norman Armstrong came home about 4 p.m. to discover a snake in his bathtub. A cottonmouth no less!
Acting on adrenalin, he took his walking cane, stepped on the snake’s head and beat the thing to death. Only later did he begin shaking as he considered the gravity of the situation. What if it had slithered out of the tub into the house? What if – I don’t even know what to ask what if!!
He now has a stopper in the drain. But with the weather so hot and dry, you may want check any plumbing openings to where-ever plumbing openings lead. I choose not to think about it too much. I live in an old house and betcha a dollar I have pipes which could be invaded.
On a side note, my friend, Kate Roberts from Columbus, discovered a snake in her house several years ago. She called an exterminator and they never found it. As she was telling me the story, I involuntarily lifted my legs and propped them on her chair.
On April 16, 2010 the Associated Press reported that a woman found a python in the toilet of her La Vista, NB hotel room. Officials with the Nebraska Humane Society were called and estimated that the python was about three years old. They suspected that the python was a pet, since pythons that old are not typically found in the wild, especially in Nebraska.
Though it doesn’t happen often, snakes do come up through the sewer pipes and appear in the toilet or tub every year. This one was a little too close to home.