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OMG! US Woman Finds 5-Foot Snake in Toilet



boaIt started out as just another regular day at work for San Diego – based woman, Stephanie Lacsa.

However, the day took an unexpected turn during a visit to the bathroom at the Public Relations offices where she worked.

Noticing that the toilet water level was higher than usual, Lacsa used a plunger to try to unclog the toilet. The water level subsequently reduced. However, she then saw that something brown appeared in the toilet – then it kept rising, until she saw a tongue. She then realized that a large 5-foot boa constrictor was emerging from the toilet.

She then ran out of the bathroom screaming, and then taped the door shut. Afterwards, she called animal control authorities who arrived at the scene and took the snake away.

It is suspected that the state of the building’s fixtures may have played a part in the occurrence.

“Our building, which is the Old San Diego City Hall, was built in 1886, so we are accustomed to the old pipes and stubborn plumbing,” said Holly Wells, Lacsa’s business partner.

Photo Credit: CNN


  1. JohnMatilda

    January 9, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Thank God she wasn’t so pressed to sit down in a hurry and do her business, if not story for change

    • Scarface

      January 9, 2015 at 11:42 am

      Am sure she was, bet it shot right back…..

    • eyong

      January 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Actually, nothing for happen, boas are pretty harmless for the most part, especially the constrictor breed. Most arent poisonous and those that re don’t bite either way. So, she would been okay.

    • Ellr

      January 10, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      They actually bite, just that they lack enough venom to kill adult humans.


    January 9, 2015 at 9:47 am


  3. Ann

    January 9, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Now i have to check every time i need to use the toilet, na wa sha..

    • anonymous

      January 9, 2015 at 11:25 am

      i started checking since the first time i read abt something like ds and is nt funny even with sleepy eyes

  4. Berry Dakara

    January 9, 2015 at 10:21 am

    One of my biggest fears!!!

    • TA

      January 9, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Me too. I keep peering down the toilet before doing any of my loo related business. Now, I know am not alone. #thoughtIwasgoingkuku

    • ATL's finest

      January 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Omg!! Me too.. My worse night mare. Even before this article, I always check cuz these apartments look pretty but old as hell. I just hate reptiles Period.

  5. JULIE

    January 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

    wow, Thank God for her

  6. deb

    January 9, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Even in my house I stare @ the toilet bfr I sit on it bcs I had this experience wen I was young twice in 2 diff houses. Anyway they have animal control unit, what will the tale be in Nigeria? People will be taking pictures…

  7. tutu

    January 9, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I once found a snake in my room. Terrible! Terrible!

    • iseemaths

      January 9, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      she saw a snake in her room and you are loving her comment. loving the comment on what now that “you are a snake lover” or “love that she saw a snake in her room”?

  8. olu

    January 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    May the snake was ‘sent to kill someone’
    Oops, it didn’t happen in Naija… bad

    • biols

      January 9, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      mtcheeeewwhh its not even funny dry joke………….. try again

  9. ada nnewi

    January 9, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Kai!!!She could even run! I would just faint! I have a serious serious serious fear os snakes. Even a book with a picture of snake I can’t turn. In nursery school we had one book to learn letters of the alphabet, the s page had a picture of a snake, once I got to s I never touched the book again so I ended up not being able to read properly till I was 5 AND ALMOST OUT OF PRIMARY 1… Scary Stuff!

  10. Miss Anonymous

    January 9, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    If na Naija now dem go say na from village person send am.

  11. jforjudith

    January 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    But we don’t have animal control in naija now. I’ll call area boys control. that snake will be peper soup in the evening

  12. Tosin

    January 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    It’s her people from the village.
    She should pray, any boa constrictor spirit must die by fire!

  13. Animal Doctor

    January 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Yankee and their f’d up toilet water level p

    • LOL

      January 9, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      Yeah, like you’ve been to Yankee before.

  14. Rose Okwy

    January 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I would have just died that day, I have the worst snake phobia

  15. victor sunday

    January 9, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Its gud to be always vigilant thank God for her life if na naija holy ghost fire for finish they

  16. Ikido

    January 10, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    This takes the saying “Sh*t just got dangerous” to a whole new level.

  17. keechi

    January 11, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Every time I read a story like this I always get paranoid using the bathroom. Oh my…

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