Open toilet seat's cover can prove to be open invition for snakes

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Cassandra

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Staten Island's resident Allen Shepard might never forget what he saw on March 13th. He was brushing his teeth, and heard some weird sound coming from toilet seat. Allen was terrified when he saw California King snake in the toilet bowl! Somehow, Allen called up plumbing specialist, and they managed to capture this snake.



Similar incident was also reported from New York City's Bronx borough in September 2010. Man, who did not wish to be identified, had found 3 foot snake inside the toilet seat at his residence. He called up cops, and they captured this snake which made its way into the toilet seat from drain line. So, open toilet seat cover can prove to be open invitation for reptiles.

You can read full story here:
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120314/st-george-port-richmond/staten-island-man-tangles-with-4-foot-snake-toilet
 

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The only way snakes can get in to the sewer system in the first place is through an opening in the sewer system. An open (or closed) toilet seat is of no consequence in this issue.
 

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I knew a guy who was sitting on his toilet when a copperhead (venomous snake) popped its head up between his legs (after first bumping him on the balls). He was a cop so he ran out of the room trousers down, grabbed his gun, and shot the living daylights out of his bathroom. The snake escaped.

There was also a story in the Singapore newspaper about a huge python (I think 12 feet long) that crawled through the sewers and popped up in a toilet and bit a guy on the balls. It was even more embarrassing because he was in the women's bathroom.

I know that conceivably a snake could climb in to a toilet bowl if it wanted to. That's why you should always look before sitting.
 
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I would be more concerned with a poisonous spider deciding to make it's home in my toilet.
We have a lot of these around here.

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I understand that any small snake can go through the lifting hole if a manhole in the street but it would take a long cruise to get to a toilet.
 
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