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He was actually sitting on the toilet and the snake was in that.
And he didn't realize until he went to brush his teeth and this is this snake that greeted as Staten Island man in his apartment at 6:30 in the morning.
It's a four foot long California king snake that thankfully is not poisonous it was coiled -- is toilet.
Lilly says that he grabbed a broom and at the snake was hissing and snapped at the broom so we called the superintendent.
Who -- called plumber Kenneth Rosenthal.
And I see the back end of the snake sticking out of the rim of the -- and I look at and I says I should turn to -- I should just scared a little snake.
So he goes now he goes he goes you didn't see the whole snake.
He said that's just the back of the snake so Rosenthal used this extending tool to pull the snake out and employment employment.
An old time -- is gonna and it finally.
I go to get another grip and he pops out and as he popped out the pool -- -- -- in -- -- toilet -- in the toilet -- -- -- rolling.
And now I I'm trying to grab -- again I'm not grab an -- get nervous -- twilight gravel and I dropped him into the back into the quarter and I was like god.
And and forget about even mean I didn't need no call for that morning it -- -- me out.
Did -- -- it's just crazy.
Now Rosenthal thinks that this snake is someone's pet snake in the apartment complex -- that it made its way through the complexes plumbing system into the toilet.
So far though nobody is claiming responsibility or ownership of this snake.
But Rosenthal -- etiquette -- humor about it at least he has one good story to tell.
Is this your first snaked her snake I hope it's the last -- to.
-- at stake I am told it was taken to an animal rescue facility somewhere in Manhattan so -- is doing.
Just fine tonight.
For -- and it's the very latest from here -- in Staten Island I'm in fish net Fox 5 News.
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