Texas man shocked 7 metre hose wrapped around the front of the grate moves in for a ‘look’

A 7-foot Texas rat snake is formed around a front door grill.

(Morgan’s Point Resort Fire department)

A Texas man was shaking in his boots after an unexpected guest arrived at his front door Tuesday.

A nearly 7-meter reptile, later identified as a Texas rat snake, was coiled around the homeowner’s front door grate. As the man went to his key in the door, the snake moved.

“The snake moved in for a closer look … the man was clearly a bit caught off guard,” Taran Vaszocz-Williams, training chief at Morgan’s Point Resort Fire department, told KTRK-TV.

Vaszocz-Williams, together with a number of colleagues, picked up the snake handling tongs for safe removal of the reptiles of the door. The officials then wrapped the snake in a cardboard box and moved.

Morgan’s Point Resort Fire department officials away from the Texas rat snake of the house.

(Morgan’s Point Resort Fire department)

“You never know what you’ll encounter on an Engine Company…” Morgan’s Point Resort Fire department joked on Facebook Tuesday, placing multiple photos of the big brown and white-colored hose.

“The snake moved in for a closer look … the man was clearly a bit caught off guard.”

– Taran Vaszocz-Williams

In Texas, you must be prepared for anything, a spokesman of the ministry told Fox News. Morgan Point firefighters are encouraged to shake off their fire gear and check their boots for critters.

“We definitely see a variety of things that there are,” the spokesman said, adding that they have found some tarantulas on their station. “They can be an unpleasant surprise, but both are an important part of our ecosystem and natural pest control.”

Morgan’s Point Resort Fire department officials said that it is not uncommon to deal with animals, especially tarantulas.

(Morgan’s Point Resort Fire department)

The Texas rat snake is a non venomous reptile that is commonly found in North Texas. The biggest rat snake ever recorded in the area, was 7.2 metres long, according to the Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center.

“Texas rat snakes are excellent climbers and there have been occasional reports of Texas rat snakes climbing up the sides of the brick walls of buildings,” the center explains on its website. “This may be the result of the hose to detect the presence of rodents, which often seek shelter in attics.”

Vaszocz-Williams assured residents that the reptile was taken to the nearby forest, where you will find plenty of tasty treats.

“Officer Martinez, provided a driver to drive to a wooded area where the snake could go about its business with rodents and such,” Vaszocz-Williams told KTRK-TV.

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