NBC A 12-foot python has been returned to its owner after a slithery stop at a Central Texas home where a woman earlier bathed her pet guinea pigs. The Eagle newspaper reported Tuesday that Veronica Rodriguez was shocked in early May when the big snake turned up in her bathroom. Police believe the African python slipped into the house when Rodriguez left the back door open after bathing her three household guinea pigs and putting the critters in outdoor pens. Rodriguez says she heard strange noises, returned to the bathroom and discovered the snake crawling into the tub. She called 911. College Station police and animal control officers removed the snake, using a city trash can as a temporary receptacle for the reptile. No guinea pigs were harmed.
You have to wash guinea pigs? I had no idea that guinea pigs required a bath. In fact, I thought that if a guinea pig fell into water, it would instantly go belly up and drown. The fact that
guinea pigs need to be bathed officially makes them the worst pets ever. Dogs and cats are allowed to be needy to needy, but if someone told me I was supposed to bathe my guinea pig, I would boot that rodent right into the woods.
This python was clearly someone’s pet that escaped, but this woman is mistaken, she did not stumble upon this giant snake. The snake found her, or more accurately her pet guinea pigs, and thought it was about to score an easy meal. In fact, guinea pigs are probably a staple of this python’s diet, and wish that the pet owner walked in a few minutes later to find the snake with three lumps in its belly lounging in the bath tub.
I learned a lot about myself today, I guess I am not fond of guinea pigs, that’s new.