A Texas mother said she heard strange sounds in the middle of the night before she discovered a 12-foot-long African python slithering into her bathtub.
According to the Bryan-College Station “Eagle” newspaper, Veronica Rodriguez found the snake inside her bathtub. It’s not clear how the reptile got into the home.
Police responded, as did animal control. Officers were apparently able to catch the snake in a city trash can.
It was taken to the Aggieland Humane Society which says it then posted online about having custody of the snake. Kathy Bice, Aggieland Humane Society Executive Director, says the owner contacted them. He said he had moved from College Station about two months ago and that the snake had been missing since.
Bice says the snake is an African Rock Python, which are typically more aggressive snakes and that under the law the owner must have a permit to possess. The owner showed authorities his permit and the snake was returned to him.