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When a 6-foot snake slithered out of his toilet, dad knocked son over running away, he says

Bee County Sheriff's Deputy Lindsay Scotten wrangles a 6-foot Texas indigo snake after a 6-year-old noticed it slithering out of his family's toilet
Bee County Sheriff's Deputy Lindsay Scotten wrangles a 6-foot Texas indigo snake after a 6-year-old noticed it slithering out of his family's toilet

It's toilet snake season in Texas once again.

It may have taken Wade Vielock of Bee County by surprise, but don't let it slither up on you unbeknownst.

That's just what one Texas indigo snake did in the Vielock home Saturday, according to a Facebook post from the Bee County Sheriff's Office. The snake was about halfway out of Vielock's toilet, making its way toward a window when his 6-year-old son pointed it out to him.

According to KSAT, Vielock was so startled that he knocked his son over trying to get away from the scaly nightmare creeping out of his commode.

"It took about six years off my life," Vielock told the station.

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Bee County Sheriff's Deputy Lindsay Scotten poses with Wade Vielock's son, 6, who first noticed the snake slithering out of the family's toilet. Bee County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Lindsay Scotten answered the unwanted intruder call and wrestled the 6-footer out of Vielock's plumbing. She told Vielock that she's got a real problem with cockroaches, but snakes are no problem, according to KPRC.

"I told her she can call me anytime she wants and I'll come kill all the cockroaches she wants if she gets that snake out of the house," Vielock told KSAT.

Scotten returned the six-footer she dug out of the family's plumbing back into the South Texas brush. While it first appeared in the toilet, Scotten actually dug it out of the bathroom's vanity cabinets.

The snake was not harmed in the process, according to the Facebook post. They are a threatened species in Texas.

Bee County is located about 90 miles southeast of San Antonio. Snake sighting calls are on the rise this summer, the sheriff's office said, due to the lack of rain.

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Texas indigo snakes regularly feed on smaller, venomous snakes. Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas indigo snakes are nonvenomous and are actually immune to rattlesnake venom, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. That's good, because their main source of food is smaller, usually venomous snakes.

An 8-foot cobra was found inside a toilet in an apartment in Pretoria, South Africa. The apartment resident called a snake wrangler and captured the event on video. The wrangler seemed to catch the cobra but the snake managed to get away.

A thief was caught on video shoving a python down his pants at a pet store in Portland, Oregon. The man walked into A to Z Pets, grabbed the snake out of its cage and shoved it down the front of his pants before casually walking out of the store.

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