Soo! -- The lady goes into the john and finds the Maine Coon Cats holding an 18 inch Black Racer at bay!!
After the screaming stops I reach the location and address the intruder. Here's this little racer in full cobra pose and ready to strike ( They're harmless and helpful - and really good snakes!! Notice I didn't say they won't bite!)
I present the black wastepaper can and zoom in he goes for a quick trip to the garden.
Somehow the 3AM trip to the hopper is changed forever!!