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Old 07-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Snake in my suitcase at POP Century

No, I'm not kidding.

On our third night, I found a 10" or so snake in my suitcase, which I had by the window near the door wide open (note- never doing that again, regardless of the location). We were on the ground floor in building 5 (60s) facing the water. I'm guessing it either snuck in while mousekeeping was cleaning, or got in through the outside vent.

I called the front desk and they sent a crew to come kill it, and we were able to move rooms and get 1 night comp'd. The manager was great and in the heat of the moment I just wanted it resolved. The crew initially thought it was the poisonous Colorado snake but it was just a corn snake. Still... a snake... in my suitcase at Disney World. Not exactly magical.

I'm posting this just as an FYI - ground floor/water view are really nice but I'll never request it again.

Just curious... has anyone else had this or something similar happen?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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No, I'm not kidding.

On our third night, I found a 10" or so snake in my suitcase, which I had by the window near the door wide open (note- never doing that again, regardless of the location). We were on the ground floor in building 5 (60s) facing the water. I'm guessing it either snuck in while mousekeeping was cleaning, or got in through the outside vent.

I called the front desk and they sent a crew to come kill it, and we were able to move rooms and get 1 night comp'd. The manager was great and in the heat of the moment I just wanted it resolved. The crew initially thought it was the poisonous Colorado snake but it was just a corn snake. Still... a snake... in my suitcase at Disney World. Not exactly magical.

I'm posting this just as an FYI - ground floor/water view are really nice but I'll never request it again.

Just curious... has anyone else had this or something similar happen?
That beats a palmetto bug any day. No snakes, please.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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Totally not Disney's fault, but I would have freaked. And I mean FREAKED!!!!! We just stayed ground floor near the lake in the 70s building. Eek!
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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Ah.. Welcome to Florida.. I walk out my back patio and sometimes one runs from me.. Little garter snakes just hanging out... I probably would have freaked seeing it in my suitcase!!! I would have nightmares for weeks being that close!
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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oh my goodness. I shouldn't have opened this.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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I have heard of people on ground floors of various resorts finding snakes in their rooms. It's rare, but it does happen. I would have needed a bottle of Ativan to even enter *any* room after that. I won't even go into how I would have had to inspect every square inch of a new room before agreeing to stay there. And it would have to be the top floor. I hope you were able to enjoy the rest of your stay.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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oh my goodness. I shouldn't have opened this.

ya, right!?!?
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I don't know how many times we've been to WDW maybe 40, but I have NEVER taken a ground floor room for this exact reason! More the lizards, oh and ducks at the BCV, but I don't want ANY wildlife in my room!

All I can hear in my head now is, "There's a snake in my boot."
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oh my goodness. I shouldn't have opened this.
Exactly what I was thinking!

Yuck!!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:18 PM   #10
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OP I can only imagine how traumatic it must have been to find that. I'm glad that the resort staff were able to help you out as quickly as they did.

I know it's no comfort to hear that snakes are ubiquitous at WDW (after all, it's in the middle of a swampy nature reserve). I'm sure that's one memory of WDW that will never fade.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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LOL...." Snakes. Why did it have to be SNAKES,."
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #12
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Disney did kill the snake because the guys thought it was poisonous. The snake was aggressive and did lurch initially. It was red/orange in color but turned out to be "just" a corn snake... They guys did say something to the effect of... aww, it's just a corn snake, now I feel bad for killing it. Still shivering as I think about it.
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oh my goodness. I shouldn't have opened this.
Big ditto!!! I was terrified to open this thread for fear there would be a picture. I haven't read thru the entire thing but I don't even think I can. I am petrified of snakes.
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Last time I was at Pop I did notice there were a lot of snake traps on property.
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I don't know how many times we've been to WDW maybe 40, but I have NEVER taken a ground floor room for this exact reason! More the lizards, oh and ducks at the BCV, but I don't want ANY wildlife in my room!

All I can hear in my head now is, "There's a snake in my boot."
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