SAN DIEGO (PIX11) — Two women were in for a serious shock when they went to clear a clogged office toilet.
According to UT San Diego, Stephanie Lasca and Holly Wells cofounded Vertical PR + Marketing, and made their business home in Old San Diego City Hall, which was built in 1886.
On Tuesday afternoon, Lasca noticed the water level in the office toilet was higher than usual, so she reached for a plunger.
Before she cleared the toilet, however, she “saw the flicker of its tongue, I definitely knew that it was, in fact, a large snake heading straight toward me,” Lacsa said.
She immediately ran out of the bathroom, taped the door shut, and called for Dept. of Animal Services.
When authorities arrived, they found the snake had slithered out of the toilet, and was coiled behind its base.
Deputy Director Dan DeSousa reports the snake is a staggering 5.5 ft. long Colombian Rainbow boa constrictor, weighing 5.5 lbs, which is actually underweight. The snake was also shedding its skin.
DeSousa commented “he’s a little nippy.”
Mysteriously, the building owner says no one has reported a missing snake.
If no one claims the boa constrictor, he’ll be given over to a rescue group.