SAN DIEGO (CBSLA.com) — A San Diego homeowner was rattled by what she found in her bathtub.
The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services says the woman in the Golden Hill area turned on her water to preheat it on May 5 when she was startled by a one-foot snake.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Pedestrians Killed
The ball python hovered around the drain until animal services arrived to remove it.
The snake was quickly rescued and taken back to an animal care facility on Gaines Street, authorities said.READ MORE: Due To Wind Concerns, Disneyland Vaccine Site To Be Closed Sunday
The homeowners told animal services that their apartment was secured and they have no idea how the snake got into their home.
Experts say it’s not native to the area so it could be someone’s missing pet.MORE NEWS: High Winds Spark Brush Fire In Malibu, But Firefighters Stop Forward Spread