May 22, 2013 2:01 PM by Rachel Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Ms. Jackson spent the last three days playing hide-and-seek with a snake she spotted in her kitchen and later found on her toilet.
Eddie Jackson says she's been wide awake for 72 hours wondering where inside her home a snake slithered off to.
Jackson says she's deathly afraid of snakes and hasn't slept in three days. She spotted the 16-inch snake on Monday.
"This is the cabinet I found it in, I went to pick this up and he was under there and I just thought it was a little string or something, when I lifted it up he moved," Jackson said.
It then moved underneath the stove where no one could find it. Jackson's only weapons to ward off the snake were a can of Raid and some baby powder to try and spot his tracks while waiting for maintenance workers.
"It took them an hour to get there so the snake had disappeared because I didn't know how to capture it," Jackson said.
Wednesday morning the snake surprised Jackson.
"I went to sit on the toilet and as I walked to the toilet, something moved," Jackson said.
She says she was so scared she couldn't even use the bathroom.
"I went to my neighbors to use the bathroom because I still cant use the bathroom all this time," she added.
After taking the toilet apart police caught the grass snake and say it isn't poisonous but Jackson thought otherwise.
"I thought it was poisonous because I had no way of knowing whether it was poisonous or it could bite or do anything I didn't know," Jackson said.
To make matters worse, Jackson had a tarantula right outside her door, she says it was scary but expected living this close to an open field. She's just glad police were able to catch and release and put an end to her nightmare.
"I'm so happy to have it out of there because now I can at least take a nap," Jackson said.