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.
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.