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Kill On Sight Or Rescue? This Animal-Lover Found A Scared Snake In His Toilet And Helped It Find A New Home

Date October 24, 2018

Snakes, rodents, and toilets are inseparable! The chances of finding the dreaded reptile or rodent poised in your toilet when you least expect it are high. Ever wondered why this happens?

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Why snakes end up in toilets

The reason for this is simple. If you live in a reptile-prone area and have a soil vent that leads up to your roof, your toilet will attract snakes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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On hot summer days, the vents get cooler and inviting for snakes escaping the heat. On winter days, the vent promises a warm hideout for these animals. Once a snake gets in the vent, it will very likely end up in your toilet. But there is no reason to freak out at the sight of these uninvited guests.

Here's what this inspiring homeowner did

For instance, when this homeowner found a snake starring right back at him, he did something very unusual and inspiring instead of flushing it or attacking out of fear.

James Hooper shared a photo of the boa wrapped up in a hook on Facebook. He told his followers that the reptile had been found in his Nashville home and added that it was not harmed while capturing it.

Expert solutions for getting rid of snakes

The animal-loving Hopper went on to hand over the boa which looked quite scared to the Nashville Snake Removal and Control unit. And they promised to find it a home.

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Not everyone is brave enough to catch a snake. The natural instinct may be to attack, but here's what experts suggest:

1. Be aware of your area and know what types of snakes live there.

2. Call your local animal control if you find a snake and before they arrive, keep an eye out to ensure it does not slither away.

3. If you are scared, try to shut the snake in the room and stuff towels down the door gaps to ensure it stays in.

4. If the snake is just in your yard, it's probably going its way and it's best to leave it alone. Most likely, the snake is harmless.

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Have you ever found a snake in your home or toilet? What did you do about it?

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