BEE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A sheriff’s deputy removed a large indigo snake from bathroom drawers inside a home in South Texas.
The Bee County Sheriff’s Office shared photos Saturday of Deputy Scotten struggling to pull the snake from deep inside the bathroom vanity and then finally holding the snake victoriously for a snapshot.
The indigo, which deputies say is not venomous and will actually eat venomous snakes, was released back into the brush unharmed.
The sheriff’s office has seen an increase in snake calls this year due to the weather. Deputies are encouraging residents to be aware of their surroundings for snakes, which now includes your bathroom.
Texas indigo snakes, which can grow to over 7-feet, are a threatened species in Texas and cannot be hunted or killed, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife.