A 65-year-old man in Austria was recovering yesterday after an escaped 5ft python slipped through the plumbing and bit him in the crotch while using his toilet.
Police believe the snake escaped from a neighboring reptile collector’s house and entered the bathroom through the pipes.
The unnamed victim, who lives in the southeastern city of Graz, told officers he sat down on the toilet shortly after 6 a.m. and suddenly felt a “squeeze in the genital area.”
“When he then looked around, he discovered a snake in the bathroom,” police said. “It was an albino reticulated python, about 1.6 meters long. It could have slipped out of a neighbor’s flat undetected and ended up in the toilet by accident