If you learn anything from this story, let it be that bad things happen to people who use toilets.

A PR firm in San Diego learned this lesson the hard way, as a Colombian rainbow boa measuring at over five feet emerged from one of their toilets this week while an employee was in the bathroom. The snake clearly meant business, and actually bit the Animal Control handler who tried to corral it.

According to the PR firm, this likely happened because it is “not completely unusual” for snakes to slither into old piping systems. Ha, nice try at spin control guys. Obviously, we should never use a toilet again. Otherwise, this is going to happen:

[via Gawker]