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Post Reply I didn't realize this could happen in the U.S. (snake found in toilet)
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Posted 2/2/17 , edited 2/2/17
I thought this was just a problem in Asia and Latin America.

https://twitter.com/MasonGinsberg/status/827218139217854464

And I don't even have a problem with reptiles, but...
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If there's any opening in a sewer system there's a chance of that happening. In many parts of the rural US sewage goes to a septic tank or field, so if something happens to burrow into that field, there's access for the snake.
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Posted 2/2/17 , edited 2/2/17

geauxtigers1989 wrote:

I thought this was just a problem in Asia and Latin America, but...

https://twitter.com/MasonGinsberg/status/827218139217854464


Please don't make us click a link without giving us any clue what it's about. Especially when your thread title is also vague. Please edit your opening post with a brief description of what the "problem" is, and I'll then edit the thread title accordingly.
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Posted 2/2/17 , edited 2/2/17

lorreen wrote:


geauxtigers1989 wrote:

I thought this was just a problem in Asia and Latin America, but...

https://twitter.com/MasonGinsberg/status/827218139217854464


Please don't make us click a link without giving us any clue what it's about. Especially when your thread title is also vague. Please edit your opening post with a brief description of what the "problem" is, and I'll then edit the thread title accordingly.


That is true. A book by Lewis Sinclair "It Can't Happened Here", shot up the top buys on Amazon in response to Trump's victory.

I thought it was a reference all things considered.
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Posted 2/2/17 , edited 2/2/17

geauxtigers1989 wrote:

I thought this was just a problem in Asia and Latin America.

https://twitter.com/MasonGinsberg/status/827218139217854464

And I don't even have a problem with reptiles, but...


I grew up in Arkansas and I actually know several people this happened too. Usually smaller baby snakes though, that's kind of a big fella.
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Posted 2/2/17 , edited 2/2/17
This happens quite a bit in Florida. It's far more alarming when you wake up to one curled up next to you in bed.
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

And I don't even have a problem with reptiles, but...


That's still rather vague, but thank you for trying. I still had to actually click the link to figure out what to rename the thread.
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Wait a minute... I thought rattle snakes were dry land snakes. Why would one get in a toilet? I a water moccasin, yeah, but a rattle snake? I thought they were mostly found in dry desert-like places....

??? ???
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Wait a minute... I thought rattle snakes were dry land snakes. Why would one get in a toilet? I a water moccasin, yeah, but a rattle snake? I thought they were mostly found in dry desert-like places....

??? ???


Rattlesnakes can actually be found in a wide range of habitats:

"Most species live near open, rocky areas. Rocks offer them cover from predators, plentiful prey (e.g. rodents, lizards, insects, etc. that live amidst the rocks), and open basking areas. However, rattlesnakes can also be found in a wide variety of other habitats including prairies, marshes, deserts, and forests. Rattlesnakes prefer a temperature range between 80 and 90 °F (26 and 32 °C), but can survive temperatures below freezing, recovering from brief exposure to temperatures as low as 4 °F (−16 °C), and surviving for several days in temperatures as low as 37 °F (3 °C)."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rattlesnake#Range_and_habitat

I live in Vermont, one of the coldest states in the US, and we have one or two kinds of rattlesnakes that live around here. I've even seen them a couple of times, mostly in the woods. And in the Twitter feed it says that the incident happened in Texas, one of the two states in the US with the highest population of rattlesnakes. Maybe it was in a rocky area near a water system and somehow got sucked in, or maybe it decided to go exploring.
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Posted 2/2/17 , edited 2/5/17
That not a brown snake, that a longest shit I ever seen! LOL
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Posted 2/4/17 , edited 2/5/17
was it in florida, by any chance?
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Posted 2/4/17 , edited 2/5/17
There are multiple points of entry including even above via your sewage vents (required for proper flow). The P-traps and the traps built into the toilets only hold a small amount of water to act as a barrier to prevent smelly gasses from entering your house.
Posted 2/5/17 , edited 2/5/17
Yup, just about anything can come out of a toilet.
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Posted 2/5/17 , edited 2/5/17

animegirl2222 wrote:

was it in florida, by any chance?


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This is Trump's America.
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