Woman bitten by python hanging out in her toilet


BRISBANE, Australia (KRON) – Okay, this happened in Australia, but it’s still a good reminder to look before you go! 

An Australian woman told KMBC she was going about her business in the bathroom of her Brisbane home when she felt something…. strange. 

“I felt this sharp tap on my bottom along with some pain,” Helen Richards told KMBC.

“I jumped up with my pants down and turned around to see what looked like a longneck turtle receding back into the bowl,” Richards told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

But it wasn’t a turtle — it was a (non-venomous) carpet python. 

A “Snake Catchers” group that responded to Richards’ home to help contain the snake said it was “safely removed and relocated.”

Also if you didn’t already know — not a good idea to flush the snake down the toilet. 

“Fortunately for us, the customer remained calm and remembered not to flush the toilet, as flushing could cause the snake to retreat down into the pipes again,” a post on Facebook read. “The snake was safely removed and relocated, and the customer handled the situation like an absolute champ, having a sense of humour about it the entire time. She said her toilet habits have forever changed! Lights will be on, and she will always give the bowl a quick glance before sitting down.”

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