(This article originally appeared on page 5 of the June 4, 1926 publication of The Los Angeles Times and is reprinted word-for-word below.)
SNAKE JOINS WOMAN IN BATH
SAN FRANCISCO. June 3.—Mistaking a Burlingame bathtub for the Garden of Eden a long, green lively snake wriggled from a water faucet this afternoon and joined Mrs. Arthur Whifler at her bath. Mrs. Whifler’s screams attracted her father, W. J. Foeppely. When he appeared in the snake’s presence it was enjoying exclusive possession of the tub. Realizing that the episode would be received with interest in Burlingame among fashionable bathtub owners, Foeppely made a more detailed examination or the caller. He found it to be a water snake, quite harmless, except to the nerves. It measured nineteen inches long. He killed it.