WTF Friday: Snake Found in San Antonio Starbucks Toilet

Bruce Ahlswede and his wife Michele were at the Starbucks at Bandera Road and Loop 1604 this week when he came upon a slithering reptile in the men's room. KSAT reports that Ahlswede had just wrapped up a business presentation when he stumbled upon what is most likely a Texas rat snake "freaking out" in the toilet bowl. His wife managed to snap this photo and post to Facebook before the critter swam back down where it came from.

Starbucks issued the following statement about the incident:

"The safety of our customers is our top priority. We want all of our customers to have an enjoyable experience when they visit our stores, and we were concerned to learn of this incident. Our partners immediately contacted Animal Care Services. Animal Care Services does not respond directly to calls involving snakes. Rather, they refer snake calls to the South Texas Herpetology Association, which is who checked the store. They performed a comprehensive inspection of our store. South Texas Herpetology Association confirmed the store is safe for customers and partners and that there were no further safety concerns."

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