A California couple was shocked to find a huge snake slithering out of their toilet last week.

Speaking to local media, Irma Zambrano said her husband entered the restroom Friday, Aug. 7, and was startled upon seeing a six-feet-long boa constrictor coming out of the toilet.

"My husband before he leaves for work always uses the restroom. When he walked into the restroom and lifted the lid he saw a snake," she said, WKRG reported.

"That’s like the worst nightmare is something coming out of the toilet. We’re thinking it’s going to run out and outrun everybody And wrap around us and suffocate us," Zambrano told CBS 13.

She then called a snake removal company for help. A worker from Ramirez Rattlesnake Removal arrived at the home and removed the reptile.

"I went in the bathroom lifted up the toilet seat," Glenn Stough with Ramirez Rattlesnake Removal said, adding that in his 15 years on the job, he had never seen anything like it.

"He’s strong, he gets big and he grabbed onto something, but he’s trying to pull me in with him. He was stronger than my tongs and I was about ready to grab him with my hands. I knew I had to get him out of there. Luckily he kind of froze up a little bit and I was able to suck him out of there," Stough said, CBS 13 reported.

Zambrano said she is now planning on changing her restroom habits.

"When I use the restroom in the morning, I usually don’t even turn on the lights. Wow, the lights will be on. I will take a glance. I will flush twice and then sit down," she said, adding, "I lost all trust in restrooms."

The snake was safely handed over to the animal control as it was a non-native species. It was, however, unclear as to how the reptile got into the house. Reports confirmed the snake did not belong to any of the neighbors.

Boa Constrictor
Boa Constrictor, pictured June 4, 2008 at the National Biodiversity Institute in Costa Rica. Getty Images
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