Snakes On The Loose Terrifying New York City Residents
Our inaugural week of detailing all the ways New York City is a horrible place has focused on pests, first with news that bedbugs had shut down a Niketown store in Manhattan.
We followed up with a report on the city's ingenious plan to harvest opossums to kill rats, a plan whose folly is now obvious as both opossums and rats are roaming the city, beady-eyed and hungry.
So let's continue with a theme. Today: snakes in toilets.
With a hat tip to Village Voice, we came across this report in the Daily News with the descriptive headline: "Bronx man finds 3-foot-long corn snake coiled comfortably on his toilet seat."
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How do we know if the snake was comfortable?
The Bronx has so much to recommend it, and now there's yet another perk of living there: snakes in your toilet.
"There's a giant snake on my toilet," he told cops who arrived at his apartment on White Plains Road in Soundview.
And here's the classic line from the cop: "Look, anytime you walk into your bathroom and find a big snake staring you in the eye, it's going to spook you."
And finally, a woman who lives in the apartment building: "We've got enough problems here with bugs and mice. Now there's snakes coming up through our toilets," she said. "That's just scary."
Take some initiative, lady, and move.
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