What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night and saw this giant snake crawling around your bathroom?
That’s exactly what happened to Veronica Rodrigez of Texas.
“It was a huge scare,” said Rodriguez, who was still visibly shaken from the incident on Monday, eight days after the snake sighting.
It’s most likely that the python made entry into Rodriguez’s home through the back door, but when exactly the creature slithered in is an uncomfortable unknown for the 50-year-old single mother of a high school senior.
About 6 p.m. and while her daughter was at work, she decided to give the three household guinea pigs a bath.
After bathing each one, she would take it outside to let it run in a penned area while she cleaned its cage and would leave her back door open each time.
She estimated her door was left open about two to three minutes each time she would come out to her fenced yard with a new guinea pig and cage.
Before it was dark out, she and her daughter’s pets were back inside the home, and at about 9 p.m. she got a call from her mother.
“I was on the phone with my mom and I kept hearing noises in the back,” she said.
Thinking initially it was the guinea pigs, she said she went to check her daughter’s room but found nothing.
A few minutes later, she heard more noises and got up to peek into her bedroom. Again, nothing, Rodriguez said.
The third time she heard noises that sounded like someone was knocking things over. She went to check the only room she hadn’t: her bathroom.
“As soon as I turned on the light, that’s when I saw it,” she said. “It was crawling into my tub.”
Immediately, she slammed the door and ran outside. While her mother called Rodriguez’s brother to see if he could go help, Rodriguez said she called 911 and soon College Station officer Tony Gonzales arrived.
“When the officer showed up, he came with a brown paper sack,” she recalled. “I told him, ‘you’re going to need a bigger sack than that.'”
We’d just have to move. There’s no way we’d be able to continue functioning in a house after experiencing something that traumatic. You can read more on this story via The Eagle.