Ejagno... I see you live in SW LA.. I lived in NO for several years and 15 in Mobile AL so I can only imagine what kind of snake it was.. Hope you figured out how it got in.
I live in the desert now and have given up swamp snakes and alligators, but they've been replaced by rattlesnakes and scropions. We also have some very large gopher snakes. They're non-poisons but they can still bit.
Scropions are nasty little creatures who can make themselves very flat and get in through your doorways. They love to feed on crickets so when they start to appear it's time to be ware. During the summer I hate to get up in the middle of the night cause I'm afraid of stepping on them. We have an exterminator that comes once a month and that helps, but cats and chickens are your best defense. For some reason their poison doesn't effect cats, they do dogs, and chickens find them tasty treat.
I hope you are able to sleep well tonight. I'm not a fraidy cat, but I might need to stay in a motel for a night or two just to easy my mind.
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