A family in Texas were given the fright of their lives when they found a snake in their toilet, and later discovered a total of 24 reptiles in the property.
The terrified family from Jones country, Texas, found a whopping 24 of the reptiles in their home, including 13 in the cellar and a further 10 - including five babies - hidden in the foundations of the building.
Pest control company Big Country Snake Removal were called to remove the snakes from the property.
The company wrote on their Facebook page: "Last week we received a call from a family in Jones county who had an adult rattlesnake in their toilet. Yes, in their toilet! (The snake found its way in from an opening in a relief pipe that I later sealed)
"This was the first snake that the family has seen on the property in several years.... When I arrived, I immediately noticed a few problematic areas. Intuition took me directly to a storm cellar where I safely removed 13 adult rattlesnakes. After a thorough perimeter check, I crawled underneath the house where I removed another 10, 5 being babies.... 24 snakes total, (including the toilet snake) and the family had no idea.... (sic)"
The pest control group then urged people in the Buffalo Gap region of Texas to watch out for the reptiles, as their "secretive" nature means they could be hiding anywhere unnoticed.
They added: "How is this possible? It's actually quite simple; rattlesnake are secretive and can be very cryptic- They rely heavily on their camouflage. This is simply how they survive. Just because you don't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.... (sic)"