Thursday 29 September 2016

Thai man recovering after attack by snake while on toilet

Published 26/05/2016 | 12:16

Rescue workers remove a python from a toilet outside a home in Chachoengsao, Thailand (AP)
Rescue workers remove a python from a toilet outside a home in Chachoengsao, Thailand (AP)

A Thai man is recovering after a bloody encounter with a 10-foot python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a toilet.

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Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as Thai television stations interviewed him in his hospital bed about the intimate intrusion, and doctors said he would recover.

But photos of his blood-splattered bathroom in Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok, were testimony to his ordeal.

The 38-year-old told Thai TV Channel 7 that he struggled to the remove the snake for 30 minutes before he managed to free himself with help from his wife and a neighbour.

They tied a rope around the snake and Mr Attaporn pried open its jaws before passing out.

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