Female officer removes snake from Hueytown office toilet - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Female officer removes snake from Hueytown office toilet

Posted: Updated:
Workers found this snake crawling around the toilet in the bathroom at Goudy Construction in Hueytown on Saturday. Source: Hueytown PD Facebook page Workers found this snake crawling around the toilet in the bathroom at Goudy Construction in Hueytown on Saturday. Source: Hueytown PD Facebook page
Hueytown Police Officer Alice Thompson removed the snake, believed to be a cotton mouth, by using two police batons. Source: Hueytown PD Facebook page Hueytown Police Officer Alice Thompson removed the snake, believed to be a cotton mouth, by using two police batons. Source: Hueytown PD Facebook page
After removing the snake, Officer Thompson went down the road to release it back into the wild. Source: WBRC video After removing the snake, Officer Thompson went down the road to release it back into the wild. Source: WBRC video
Willie Harris says when he first saw the snake, he thought it was a joke. Source: WBRC video Willie Harris says when he first saw the snake, he thought it was a joke. Source: WBRC video
  • More newsMore>>

  • Lawsuits seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

    Lawsuits seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-09-03 05:36:02 GMT
    Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday as two news organizations seek the release of any possible juvenile records for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police...More >>
    Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday as two news organizations seek the release of any possible juvenile records for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer...More >>
  • CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

    CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-09-03 04:50:56 GMT
    As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than...More >>
    As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than...More >>
  • Montgomery residents, mayor respond to proposed trash fee increase

    Montgomery residents, mayor respond to proposed trash fee increase

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-09-03 04:22:23 GMT
    A proposed garbage fee hike has some Montgomery residents talking. Some say it will put a strain on citizens but city officials say it's necessary to keep the city's trash operations running they way theyMore >>
    A proposed garbage fee hike has some Montgomery residents talking. Some say it will put a strain on citizens but city officials say it's necessary to keep the city's trash operations running the way they are.More >>
HUEYTOWN, AL (WBRC) -

Workers at Goudy Construction in Hueytown got the shock of their life on Saturday morning.

"So when I was going to use the restroom, I see a snake around the commode and I'm thinking it was a joke," worker Willie Harris said.

But once Harris saw the creature move a few times, he knew it was no laughing matter.

"I pulled the door back up and I said, wow!" Harris exclaimed.

Harris says his boss then called 911 and luckily police weren't far behind.

"He said 'I don't think you understand how big this is.' I said OK. He said, 'I have a picture of it.' I said well by all means, let us see," said Hueytown police officer Alice Thompson. "It was so much bigger in person."

Thompson says she quickly devised a strategy to get rid of the reptile while also not harming it.

"She had a baton, and she grabbed the other guy's baton. And she grabbed the snake by the head," Harris explained.

"I was holding it actually on the corners of the mouth where the mouth was actually open at the time. Which for me, that was actually the first time I'd ever seen fangs that were folded back in a snake," Thompson said.

All of this while Thompson's two male partners, as well as the construction workers, huddled in a corner and watched.

"That's exactly what happened actually," said Thompson, laughing.

The officer then carried what she believed to be a poisonous cotton mouth out of the bathroom and hopped in the back of her partner's squad car.

"She's crazy," said Harris. "I said Lord, have mercy!"

They then drove just down the road, where the officer released the snake back into the wild unharmed.

"I looked at officer Mitchell and I said, OK it's time to go," said Thompson.

You could say it was the creature's lucky day. If anyone other than Officer Thompson showed up, there likely would have definitely been a different outcome.

"He'd been dead," said Harris.

The Hueytown Police Department posted photos of the Officer Thompson and the snake on their Facebook page.

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow