A La Vista, Nebraska hotel guest got more than she bargained for Thursday morning. The woman walked into the bathroom in her room and found a python in the toilet. Mark Langan with the Nebraska Humane Society says they were called immediately to come and get the reptile. He believes it had been someone’s pet.
“We highly doubt it came up through the pipes or anything like that. We think it was actually placed in the room so we are conducting an investigation to see where it came from.”
Langan says they are trying to locate the snake’s owner.
“We will hold onto the snake to try to determine where it belongs to. If we can’t determine who it belongs to we will place it with a rescue operation type group. We will make sure it is taken care of.”
Langan says it must have been a real shock for the woman who found the snake in her toilet.
“I would imagine it would be a shock for anyone to find a python snake in your bathroom. Obviously, I’m sure there will be some jokes made about something like that but if you think about it, it is a very scary situation.”
Langan says because the ball python is only three feet in length, it is not illegal to possess. There has been no comment from the Hampton Inn hotel.