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Tue Jul 6, 2021, 02:24 PM

Man sitting on toilet bitten by neighbor's escaped python.

BERLIN (AP) — A man in Austria was bitten by a 1.6-meter (5 1/4-foot) python during an early-morning visit to the toilet at his home on Monday, police said.

The reptile, which apparently escaped from a neighbor’s apartment and may have slithered through the drains, was cleaned and handed back to its owner.

The 65-year-old victim “felt a ‘nip’ in the genital area” shortly after sitting on the toilet at home in Graz just after 6 a.m., according to a statement from police in Styria province. He then looked into the toilet and discovered the albino reticulated python.

The snake apparently had escaped unnoticed from the apartment of the man’s 24-year-old neighbor. It wasn’t immediately possible to figure out how it escaped and how it got into the toilet, but police said it may have made its way through the drains.

A reptile expert was called to retrieve the snake, which was returned to his owner. Police said the younger man kept 11 non-venomous constrictor snakes and a gecko in his apartment, in terrariums and drawers. He faces an investigation on suspicion of causing bodily harm by negligence.

The victim sustained only minor injuries, police said.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-austria-environment-and-nature-f6197c876b74881cca252980f8ed98c0?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Oddities

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Reply Man sitting on toilet bitten by neighbor's escaped python. (Original post)
edbermac Jul 6 OP
elleng Jul 6 #1
sop Jul 6 #2
beveeheart Jul 6 #5
True Blue American Jul 6 #7
EYESORE 9001 Jul 6 #3
Blue Owl Jul 6 #4
grumpyduck Jul 6 #6
SWBTATTReg Jul 6 #8
lpbk2713 Jul 6 #9
Jilly_in_VA Jul 6 #10
Chainfire Jul 6 #11
Yavin4 Jul 6 #12

Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 02:26 PM

1. in Austria!!!

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 02:26 PM

2. Thanks. Now I won't be able to use the toilet without first checking for genital-nipping pythons.

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Response to sop (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 02:31 PM

5. I don't know why, but I can't stop laughing at your comment.

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 02:45 PM

7. Probably because it is true!:)

I have never been able to sit on one without looking since I read a similar story years ago.

I once went with a friend to Ky. To visit her relatives graves. First my Son told me to wear old clothes. I asked him if there were briars there. His answer,? “ yeah Mom there are briars all over the place down there!

Then after we were there she wanted to visit an old Aunt way back in the mountains. She wanted to use the bathroom. Her aunt told her to be careful, they found a snake in there this morning.

Asked if I needed to go. I said,” No thanks! In a high tenor!

This is a true story.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 02:28 PM

3. The stuff of nightmares

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 02:30 PM

4. No kidding

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 02:32 PM

6. Good grief,

can't a person even take a shit in peace anymore?

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 03:18 PM

8. Ha ha...apparently not (take a load off in peace)...thanks for the laugh, ha ha!

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 03:42 PM

9. That subject line had "Florida" written all over it.




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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 03:53 PM

10. Not

the wake-up call you want! My neighbor in Tennessee once got up and found a rat swimming in her toilet. Not a pet one either. The other kind.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 06:31 PM

11. My neighbor would have gotten his Python back in pieces.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 07:41 PM

12. And...NOT Florida.

I'm shocked.

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