Publish date:

Huge bullsnake found in bathtub of Hastings home

Well that's ... something.

You know when you have a long day at work, arrive back home, make some dinner, put your feet up, go to bed, wake up and find a giant bullsnake in your bathtub?

Wait, what was that about the snake?

The discovery was made by a shocked homeowner in Hastings, Minnesota, who awoke on Tuesday to find the lengthy snake in the bathroom.

After managing to bag the snake, the resident called police, and sent to the scene were Officer Mike Schmitz and Sgt. Matt Hedrick, who had the task of wrangling the slithering serpent.

Officer Schmitz posed for the picture above with his new friend, which the Hastings Police Department later said was released into a nearby woodland.

The bullsnake is one of the more common snakes in North America, and can grow up to 8 feet long, according to Reptiles Magazine.

They're non-venomous, though the magazine notes they can be "irascible and unapproachable."

Next Up

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins saves the day again to get Vikings to .500

Cousins' overtime toss to K.J. Osborn earned a 34-28 victory.

Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.

Related

Lake Mille Lacs

Hastings fisherman found dead in boat on Lake Mille Lacs

The man went fishing Friday and was found Saturday.

1 killed, 1 badly burned in house explosion south of Hastings

The explosion was reported just after 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Mississippi River at Point Douglas Park in Hastings

Mississippi River drowning victim near Hastings identified

The man died in a drowning accident Nov. 14.

Screen Shot 2019-07-14 at 9.04.58 AM

There was a bull on the loose in Alexandria

Police had taken multiple calls about the bovine invader.

Person killed by police in Hastings was a suspect in a stabbing

The suspect died at the scene on Monday in Hastings.

Screen Shot 2019-09-04 at 8.58.13 PM

Firefighters rescue 2 horses stuck in swamp near Isanti

The crew had to improvise when they got to the scene.