Richmond, Virginia man learned that lesson early Wednesday morning when a snake apparently slithered out of a chair he received nearly a week earlier.
Barrett Edwards tells CBS 6 he was in bed watching TV inside his Dill Avenue home Wednesday morning when he got up to use the bathroom.
Upon exiting the bathroom he saw a boa constrictor coiled up atop a bathroom vent. "I turned around and there was a snake right there," Edwards says.
Buddy the boa constrictor was luckily unharmed.