Ball Python Discovered in San Diego Resident's Bathtub - NBC 7 San Diego

Ball Python Discovered in San Diego Resident's Bathtub

The officer identified the critter as a ball python when she arrived and snaked it out of the drain.

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    A woman getting ready to take a bath last Thursday was shocked to find a ball python snaked through her bathroom drain.

    A woman getting ready to take a bath last Thursday was shocked to find a ball python resting in her bathroom drain. 

    The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services (DAS) officer DJ Gove responded to the rescue on May 5 in San Diego's Golden Hill neighborhood. 

    When the woman went to preheat her water for a bath, she looked down and saw a snake in her drain. 

    Residents told Gove their apartment was secure and they have no idea how the snake got into the home or the tub.

    The rescued ball python
    Photo credit: County of San Diego Department of Animal Services

    A man with a club was watching over the snake when Gove arrived, she said.

    The officer identified the critter as a ball python and Gove snaked it out of the drain. The python was taken back to the DAS animal care facility. 

    Last week, DAS staffers performed a different bathtub rescue and helped save pug mix Mr. Ruffles when his paw got stuck in a bathtub drain in a rare rescue operation. 

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