5-Foot Boa Constrictor Slithers Out Of Office Toilet

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You might be ready for snakes on a plane, but are you prepared for snakes in your office toilet?

When Stephanie Lacsa, Co-Founder of Vertical PR + Marketing, entered her office bathroom in downtown San Diego, she noticed the water in the toilet was higher than normal. She grabbed the plunger, ready to blame her office partner Holly Wells, when she noticed something unusual.

"I thought my eyes were deceiving me," Stephanie Lacsa told ABC News affiliate KGTV. "But as soon as I saw the flicker of its tongue, I definitely knew that it was, in fact, a large snake heading straight towards me."

Lacsa ran screaming from the bathroom and back to her desk to tell Wells. Wells peeked in and saw the gigantic snake's head. By then, the snake had emerged from the bowl and she was able to snap several photos of it slithering behind the toilet.

The San Diego Animal Services was called. They retrieved a 5-foot, 6-inch Colombian rainbow boa constrictor out of the office bathroom.

The boa remains under the San Diego Animal Services' control while they investigate how it got into the building's plumbing. The snake is nonvenomous and will be sent to a reptile group if no owner comes forward to claim it by Friday.

As for the ladies of Vertical PR + Marketing, it sounds like they may be afraid of sitting down on toilets for a long time.

Wells said, "I mean it's not just this toilet, it's going to be every bathroom experience probably for the rest of my life."
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