SEATTLE — Seattle Police responded to a unique call on Friday afternoon. A family in the Lake City neighborhood reported their young daughter found a sizable snake in their toilet.

Officers responded to the apartment complex and worked with residents to remove the snake. They contacted the Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society to take the snake until someone claims it.

Society officials say the 4-foot snake appears to be a ball python, a non-venomous constrictor that is a popular pet among reptile fans.

Though rare, reports of snakes being discovered in toilets are not unheard of. A Kansas City, Kan., family found a ball python inside their toilet in 2015, and similar incidents have been reported in Australia, Thailand and elsewhere.

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