‘I feel like a wimp’: Bathroom snake catches former Houston Texans star JJ Watt by surprise

What should have been a typical Saturday morning for former Houston Texans star JJ Watt took a worrisome turn when he found a snake curled up in his bathroom.

What’s worse — he thought it was a rattlesnake.

Watt detailed the encounter on Twitter, saying rattlesnakes were something that many warned him about when he moved to Arizona. But, he wasn’t exactly ready to find one.

Alright Arizona, this is a new one for me…

I’ve got a baby rattlesnake in my bathroom.

What do I do?

— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 13, 2022

The NFL star relocated to the area after joining the Arizona Cardinals as a defensive end last year.

“I don’t have a lot of experience with snakes. Couple garden snakes here or there, couple in Houston. Don’t know a lot about snakes. Don’t know how to handle snakes. Not a big fan of snakes,” Watt said in a video on Twitter.

He said many warned him to “watch out for scorpions” and rattlesnakes in Arizona. Watt said at the time, he did the only thing he could think of — find someone to help.

“I’ve got all of this stuff in my head, so I call a guy. I don’t know what to do,” Watt said. “He comes out to the house, he takes a look at it. He just picks it up with his bare hands and he goes, ‘Ah, it’s not a rattlesnake. It’s a long-nosed snake — completely harmless.’”

Watt said the man took the snake away and now he’s able to get back to business. But, he isn’t too happy with how he himself handled it.

“I feel like a wimp,” he said. “That’s the way to do it.”

Rattlesnake Update: pic.twitter.com/XhFAf7lKAk

— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 13, 2022

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