Woman Discovers 3-Foot Python in Bathroom of Chicago Apartment

A Chicago woman found a three-foot python this week in her second floor apartment in Chicago, and residents say others have been located in the building in recent months, KTLA sister station WGN reported.

The woman made the discovery Monday evening in her bathroom. The ball python was wrapped around her shower curtain and on top of her medicine cabinet.

The snake was removed by Chicago Animal Care and Control.

The woman's grandson says he helped retrieve another, smaller snake a few weeks ago.

A former tenant -- who lived on the building's third floor -- bred snakes against the building management company's policy of no pets allowed, the grandson told the Chicago-area television station.

When the former tenant moved out, neighbor Carolyn Sims said more than a dozen dead snakes were pulled from the apartment.

A search by Animal Care and Control Tuesday morning turned up no additional snakes. Still, the building's management, Eastlake Management Group, says it will bring in a pest control company to search for any snakes possibly remaining.

The Chicago Herpetological Society will take possession of the ball python for its care. It says this type of snake it harmless to humans.