- William B Tedrick / YouTube
Ben Tedrick, an employee of Bryan, TX-based newspaper The Eagle, said the snake was found while cleaning a rural house that recently had utilities turned on after not being used for several years. A cleaning member saw the snake, prompting Tedrick to improvise a makeshift catcher with a mop handle and a string.
While just seeing a snake can be alarming, Tedrick told The Eagle that he was taken aback most by the snake's strength. He said it took a lot of force to pry the snake from the toilet.
If you're unfortunate enough to find a snake in your pipes, Fitzgerald recommends closing the bathroom door and calling animal control.