A family from Texas was shocked to discover that their house has been infested with diamondback rattlesnakes. The gruesome discovery came shortly after the family’s youngest child found a rattlesnake trying to get out of the toilet. A snake removal company was called, and the reptiles were safely removed from the house.
The events were set in motion in early February when Jason McFadden received a rather peculiar text message from his wife. In the message, Cassie attached a picture depicted the toilet bowl, and a diamondback rattlesnake coming out of it.
Of course, fearing that that snake could injure a member of his family, Jason told his wife that it’s for the best to kill the reptile sticking its head in the toilet. According to Cassie, the diamondback rattlesnake was discovered by his younger son, Isaac McFadden. The boy declared that he only saw the head of the snake as it was trying to escape the toilet, and tried to flush the toilet a couple of times before calling his mother.
Minutes later, Mrs. McFadden came into the bathroom and armed with various garden utensils, made short work of the venomous snake. After receiving the message, Jason called a snake removal company and made his way home to make sure that his family was out of harm’s way.
Nathan Hawkins of the Big Country Snake Removal company was one of the specialists who came to assess the situation at the McFadden residence. Upon arrival, Hawkins declared that he and his crew found the death diamondback rattlesnake in the bathroom and proceeded to make a full sweep of the house.
Upon inspecting the storm cellar and the porch, the crew found no less than 24 diamondback rattlesnakes, out of which 11 were babies. The snakes were all corralled by Hawkins and his team, and transported to a safe location where they were released.
As for the cheeky snake who tried to climb out of the toilet, Hawkins believes that it somehow managed to enter the refuse pipe, where it traveled to the toilet bowl.
The family was shocked to find out that they actually had a very serious snake problem. McFadden declared that he hadn’t seen a snake on his property for years. However, Hawkins declared that the diamondback rattlesnake enjoys a good game of hide-and-seek, meaning that it relies on camouflage and secrecy in order to survive.
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