Years ago I used to work with my dad when I was in high school, he was a plumber. We replaced a lot of old water heaters in houses, most of them in basements. We were in an old house on the outskirts of town once installing a water tank, this place had a dirt floor basement and a stone foundation. Anyway we were disconnecting the pipes from the old tank and these pipes ran through part of the stone wall. Well all of a sudden a snake came out of the stone wall between 2 stones about 4 ft up the wall.
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And then another, and another, there were 14 in all that came out. By rattling and shaking the pipes we had disturbed them but they were harmless milk snakes. Still seeing them appear like that in a dirty dimly lit basement through a wall some at head height was like an Indiana Jones movie and scary as shit at first. I worked for my dad for 4 summers while in high school and was in some beautiful mansions and some real dives, but that snake house was the most memorable.