From the Huffington Post:

Today in New York nightmares, a 4-foot snake slithered out of a Staten Island man’s toilet Monday morning.

SI Live reports Allen Shepherd went to the loo in his Grantville apartment at 6:30 AM and started to brush his teeth when he glanced over at something moving in the toilet bowl, only to see a California Kingsnake staring back at him.

“I came out [of the bathroom] and closed the door and I got a broom. The snake was getting up on top of the rim, ready to strike,” Shepherd said.

The hissing reptile attacked the broom and wouldn’t let go.

Unsure what to do, Shepherd called his super, who in turn called who called the owner of the Mariners Harbor-based 1-800-CLOGGED Response Service Group.

“I grabbed the piece that was sticking out and I pulled on him gently, and he wasn’t going nowhere,” Kenneth Rosenthal, of 1-800 CLOGGED Response Service Group, told WINS. “I pulled a little more, and I kept a steady pull on him, and it kept coming out. I said, ‘When is this thing going to end?’ I already had about 2.5 feet of him out.”

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