A terrified young boy woke up Tuesday morning to find a live rattlesnake slithering around in his toilet at his family’s Texas home.
According to CNN, Isac Mcfadden immediately ran to get his mom the moment he saw the eerie snake hiding in his toilet in his home in Abilene.
“I found this big clump, and I knew it was a snake,” Isac told WFMY.
After Isac called for his mom, Cassie Mcfadden, one of his older brothers raced to the bathroom to take care of the snake.
“I was just like, what do you do with this? What do you do with this? I don’t know!” Cassie told the station.
According to WFMY, Cassie ended up killing the snake with a shove while her husband, Jason, called Big Country Snake Removal.
Once the technician arrived, the Mcfaddens were shocked to learn that he had found no less than 23 snakes—the one snake in the toilet, 13 in the cellar, and 5 adults and 5 babies underneath the house.
The snake found in the toilet had reportedly traveled through a relief pipe, according to CNN.
“Rattlesnakes are secretive and can be very cryptic — They rely heavily on their camouflage,” the company warned on its Facebook page. “This is simply how they survive. Just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there.”
On Monday, Big Country Snake Removal shared their full warning to families on Facebook:
Why are snake inspections important?
Last week we received a call from a family in Jones county who had an adult rattlesnake in their toilet. Yes, in their toilet! (The snake found its way in from an opening in a relief pipe that I later sealed)
This was the first snake that the family has seen on the property in several years…. When I arrived, I immediately noticed a few problematic areas. Intuition took me directly to a storm cellar where I safely removed 13 adult rattlesnakes. After a thorough perimeter check, I crawled underneath the house where I removed another 10, 5 being babies…. 24 snakes total, (including the toilet snake) and the family had no idea….
How is this possible? It’s actually quite simple; rattlesnake are secretive and can be very cryptic- They rely heavily on their camouflage. This is simply how they survive. Just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there….
If you have any questions, concerns or if you’d like to schedule an inspection, please let us know.
***All inspections are discounted through the end of February.