Construction workers in Alabama got the shock of their life on Saturday morning.
Willie Harris thought it was a joke when he saw a snake coming out of the toilet, but once he saw it move, he knew it was nothing to laugh about.
Harris’ boss called 911 and when the police showed up they devised a strategy to get the snake out.
Police officer Alice Thompson used two batons to turn the snake. Once she had the snake in the right position, she grabbed it by its head.
“I was holding it actually on the corners of the mouth where the mouth was actually open at the time. Which for me, that was actually the first time I’d ever seen fangs that were folded back in a snake,” Thompson told WBRC.
She did all of this while her two male partners, as well as the construction workers, huddled in a corner and watched.
Thompson then took the venomous cottonmouth outside and released it down the road from the construction site.
If anyone other than Officer Thompson showed up, there likely would have definitely been a different outcome.
“He’d been dead,” said Harris.
*WBRC-TV contributed to this report.