A Texas man with an admitted aversion to snakes was unpleasantly surprised when he encountered an unexpected serpent slithering out of the toilet while he was attempting to drain his own snake inside the bathroom of a San Antonio Starbucks.
After confirming the Texas rat snake was indeed an urban legend come to life and not a rubber gag left behind by some half-caf-no-foam-soy-macchiato-sipping joker, he informed the staff.
"I said hey, you know you've got a snake in your bathroom and she's kind of freaking out," Ahlswede recalled. "So we went back in and watched it as it slithered back and around and down underneath the rim of the bowl and right inside."
Starbucks released a statement saying "there were no further safety concerns," but Ahlswede said he planned to "take a closer look and definitely lift the seat" from now on, just in case.