Toronto woman discovers snake in apartment bathroom
Chris Kitching, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:00AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:18AM EDT
A Toronto woman says she’s afraid to be in her own apartment after she encountered a frightening intruder in the middle of the night.
The woman named Dora found an exotic snake on her bathroom floor, leaving her so creeped out that she was unable to go back to sleep early Tuesday morning.
Dora, who doesn’t like snakes, yelled at her husband, George, to get out of bed when she made the discovery at 3 a.m.
“I’m panicking, I cry, I scream,” Dora told CP24 reporter Cam Woolley about the discovery after the reptile was removed from her Rowena Drive apartment in the city’s east end.
George thought his wife was seeing things until he peered into the bathroom.
“Sure enough, there was a snake looking right at us,” he told CP24.
George slammed the door and immediately called 911. Police arrived and contained the snake in the bathtub.
Toronto Animal Services officers soon arrived and took the reptile into their care.
The snake, believed to be a ball python, is just under two feet in length.
It is not known who the snake belongs to or where it came from. The building’s superintendent canvassed the building to find out if it belongs to a resident.
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