"(It was) in his underwear," said certified nursing assistant Veronica Mitchner. "I was like, a snake? A real snake. And I wanted to see the snake and when I seen the snake in a cup, I was like, 'Dang, that's a real snake.'"
Mitchner said supervisors at the 157-bed facility told nurses not to report what happened.
"She told them not to do an incident report," Mitchner said.
But Mitchner said the supervisors' response is what prompted employees to act, and an anonymous call was made to police.
"A live snake, a little baby live snake," the caller said.
"OK," said the dispatcher.
The caller told dispatchers that supervisors were trying to cover up the incident.
"They don't want it to be known. They don't want the Health Department to be called. They don't want anything to be done."
The police report shows the director of nursing said she would call pest control, saying the snake may have gotten to the resident from a blanket due to the laundry facility being outside.