A west Texas family were shocked to find a rattlesnake slithering in their toilet. But what a snake removal company found below was truly the stuff of nightmares.
According to KXAN, the family called up Big Country Snake Removal to help them get rid of their unwelcome visitor. When the company arrived, they found a snake infestation lurking under the family's home.
The Jones County house had a total of 24 snakes under it and inside its storm cellar. Five of those were newborn and 19 were fully-grown adult snakes! If that's not enough to scare you, Big Country Snake Removal gives a terrifying reason why the infestation was possible without anyone noticing.
"Rattlesnakes are secretive and can be very cryptic -- they rely heavily on their camouflage," they told KXAN. "This is simply how they survive. Just because you don't see them doesn't mean they aren't there."
The rattlesnakes had camouflaged themselves pretty well, because the family hadn't seen a snake on their land in years! They had no idea they had more than 20 living just feet away from them.
The single sneaky snake crawled up a relief pipe and eventually found its way to the toilet. The company sealed the pipe so this wouldn't happen again and they cleared the home of any remaining rattlesnakes.
Luckily, the family discovered this single one before the snakes were able to reproduce and grow their family any more. Yikes!