DeKalb woman finds python hanging from her Glade PlugIn

Gwendolyn Howard lives in Georgia, a place which is not native to pythons, in Clifton Glen Apartments in Stone Mountain, a complex which does not allow pythons. Howard does not own a python for these reasons, as well as the most important reason: she is afraid of snakes. 

But the other morning she wanted to get ready for work and headed to the bathroom.

"I walked in the bathroom, and it looked like an earthquake had hit it," she told Channel 2 Action News. "Then I looked to the left, and there's a huge python, slowly making its way up my wall.”

It was hanging from a Glade PlugIn.

“OK,” Howard said to the thing, backing up.

She dialed the apartment maintenance after-hours number, because the complex office wasn’t open. The person who answered asked Howard if she wanted to put in a work order to get it taken care of, Channel 2 reported.

“Like it's a dishwasher,” Howard said.

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Howard thought urgency might be due. She called animal control.

It turned out to be a ball python, which isn’t venomous but still isn’t welcome in Howard’s bathroom.

The apartment complex, which intends to fix the damage in Howard’s bathroom, sent Channel 2 a statement saying the snake appeared to have come from a neighbor’s apartment.

The complex sent residents a reminder that pythons aren’t allowed.

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