SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials in San Diego are trying to sort out how a 5 1/2-foot snake wound up in a toilet at an office building.
Stephanie Lacsa told San Diego County authorities she noticed the water level in the toilet was higher than usual when she went to the second-floor restroom Tuesday. When she plunged it, a snake popped up and flicked its tongue.READ MORE: Firefighters Extinguish Fire That Started In The Walls, Spread To Ceiling Of Buena Park Strip Mall
She ran out, taped the door shut and called Animal Services.
The department says an animal control officer found a giant Columbian rainbow boa on the floor. The snake was shedding and slightly underweight.READ MORE: With California's Reopening, Father's Day Celebrations Regain Some Sense Of Normalcy Across The Southland
It was taken to an animal-care facility and bit a handler.
If the owner doesn’t show up by Friday, the snake will go to a rescue group.
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