Imagine walking into a hotel room and finding a five-foot-long boa constrictor under the comforter.
The hotel then called the local police to deal with the unexpected guest.
Apparently, the snake was the pet of a human occupant of the room, the latter of whom had stepped out of his room momentarily, leaving his snake untethered.
In the meantime, the animal was corralled by police and placed in the Buncombe County Animal Shelter.
“We never know what calls for service we will receive,” Asheville police said in a Facebook post on Monday afternoon.