For about two years, a Florida family had been hearing noises in their attic. Since the sounds came and went, they didn't think to much about what could be up there.
It wasn't until Bob van der Herchen, the 75-year-old owner of the home, caught a glance of the unwanted house guest that he realized exactly what it was.
The Eaglewood resident says it's "anybody's guess" how long he and his wife had been sharing their home with a 6-foot boa constrictor, but odds are, it's much longer than any sane person would be comfortable with.
In an interview with ABC NEWS, van der Herchen says he thought that it was a much smaller reptile, a garden snake common to Florida.
"Well, we don't have to worry about any rats up there," he said he thought to himself.
But when he caught a glimpse of a 6-inch portion of the boa, he realized that they had a much bigger problem on their hands.
After several failed attempts, the homeowners called a pair of teenage 'snake wranglers.' Read what happens next - turn the page!