A South Texas man says he was cleaning the bathroom at his home when his 6-year-old son alerted him.
A five-foot long snake was slithering out of the toilet and climbing toward a window.
Wade Velock tells San Antonio TV station KSAT he ran so fast he knocked down his son.
Bee County sheriff's deputies were called.
In a Facebook post, the sheriff's office says Deputy Lindsay Scotten retrieved the snake in the bathroom vanity, then released it into the brush.
It was identified as a non-venomous blue indigo.
Vielock says Scotten told him she has trouble dealing with cockroaches, but is OK handling snakes.
Bee County is about 90 miles southeast of San Antonio.