New York Post:– Don’t mess with deputies in Texas.
That’s the lesson a blue indigo snake learned last week when a Bee County Sheriff’s Office deputy captured it with her bare hands after a man who was cleaning his bathroom saw the animal coming out of a toilet, KSAT reports.
His 6-year-old son was first to spot the reptile in the bathroom.
“I looked back at the toilet and that snake was about 3 feet out, climbing towards the window,” Wade Vielock told the station. “It took at least six years off my life.”
The snake sent Vielock scurrying out of the bathroom so furiously that he knocked his son down. After initially calling a taxidermist for help, Vielock reached out to the sheriff’s office.
Deputy Lindsay Scotten responded to the home and removed the snake from a bathroom vanity. The animal was not hurt and was released back into the brush surrounding the home, the department announced in a Facebook post with photos of the ordeal.
“There has been an increase in snake calls this year due to the weather and residents are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings,” the post read. “Blue indigos are nonvenomous and will eat venomous snakes.”
Vielock, meanwhile, promised to help Scotten out with her fear of cockroaches should she ever need assistance with pests at her home in the future.
“The deputy told me that she can’t kill a cockroach, but she will grab a snake,” Vielock told KSAT. “I told her she can call me anytime she wants and I’ll come kill all the cockroaches she wants if she gets the snake out of the house.”