Giant bullsnake found in bathtub in Hastings home

HASTINGS, MN (KARE) – If your biggest fear is snakes, this would probably qualify as your worst nightmare.

Police removed a giant bullsnake from a Hastings home on Monday, according to a Facebook post from the City of Hastings Government.

The snake, held in the photo above by Officer Schmitz, was found in a bathtub and estimated between 6 and 8 feet long.

Terrifying, right?

The shock of finding a giant snake in your bathroom might leave you spooked, but bullsnakes are actually pretty common in this area.

According to Minnesota Wildlife Control, bullsnakes are native to central and southeastern Minnesota and are usually between 4 and 8 feet long.

They are non-venomous, and typically eat mice, rabbits, gophers, ground squirrels and birds.

Lots of people wanted to know how a snake this big managed to sneak its way indoors. According to the city, the homeowners are working on a bathroom remodel and it’s possible the bullsnake got inside because of construction.

After snapping the memorable photo, police released the snake into the woods.

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