Photos: North Carolina Woman Rents Carpet Cleaner, Finds Python Inside
I’m sorry what?? A Monroe woman got the surprise of her life when she rented a carpet cleaner from Petsmart and it turns out she also got a python. Yes, a snake was in the carpet cleaner. Kristin Noo rented the machine from Petsmart in Monroe. In a Facebook post, she says that she noticed something in the cleaner before she took it inside her house. Thinking it was a bug she left it in her garage for a few minutes assuming it would escape. It was only after she had cleaned the carpet and gone to open the tank she realized what she had seen was a snake’s tail.
But Not Just Any Snake
She went to get a neighbor to help and he was able to dismantle the carpet cleaner and find the snake which they later identified as a python. Noo immediately went to call Petsmart and alert them of the situation. (I’d personally be screaming at them). She wrote that she ‘started telling the story to the manager and before I even got the word “snake” out of my mouth he blurted out “OMG we are missing two ball pythons”!’ Then the manager had the audacity to ask her if she could bring it back to the store. Like anyone is willingly going to get in a car with a python. Heck no!
Noo and her neighbor were planning on either taking the snake into the woods (before they knew exactly what kind of snake) or just killing it. Petsmart did not want that to happen, and the manager arrived in 10 minutes to claim the reptile. But in case you glossed over that part, they were missing two pythons. Obviously, she is now terrified the second snake was also along for the ride. Noo notes that she is concerned it may have gotten loose in her car. I’d be having the Petsmart manager search every crevice. Or at least pay for it to be detailed. And by detailed, I mean searched thoroughly.
The moral of the story is don’t rent appliances from places that also sell animals. Specifically reptiles. Honestly never in my life would I have thought to rent a carpet cleaner from Petsmart. But I can guarantee you now I never will.