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SAN ANTONIO, TX (WFLX) - Call it a Grande surprise! A customer at a popular coffee house came face to face with a snake hanging out in the bathroom.
Now, he's speaking out about the "creepy encounter". "Not something I expect at Starbucks," said Bruce Ahlswede.
This Starbucks custom isn't a snake lover, so you can imagine his shock when he spotted one slithering around on his trip to the bathroom. "I looked down, and looked at the toilet, and I see this snake laying across the toilet."
He thought it was a fake, but when it moved, he knew it was the real deal and alerted employees. "I said, 'Hey, you know, you've got a snake in your bathroom?' And she's kind of freaking out, so we went back in and watched it as it slithered back and around down underneath the rim of the bowl and right inside."
His wife snapped a picture before it disappeared. She posted it to Facebook and got all kinds of responses. "A lot of people were really freaked out, and, some said, 'Thanks a lot. They were over their phobia of this ever happening.'"
Experts tell us it's most likely a Texas rat snake. They aren't poisonous and sometimes find their way into toilets and other plumbing.
Starbucks says the safety of their customers is a top priority. They had the property inspected and found no other safety concerns. "Yeah, I'm going to take a closer look definitely lift the seat and be a little more careful because you never know."
Despite the creepy encounter, Bruce and his wife say they'll remain Starbucks customers.
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