Saturday 18 November 2017

Two large pythons looking for a drink slither into Australian toilets

Not something you want to see when you lift the toilet lid Credit: Elliot Budd
Not something you want to see when you lift the toilet lid Credit: Elliot Budd

David Kearns

Two pythons measuring almost six metres had to be rescued from toilets after the thirsty snakes went in search for something to drink.

As if torn from a horror story, the incident took place in two homes in Queensland Australia.

Zoology student and volunteer snake catcher Elliot Budd captured the bizarre sight, saying that it was not that usual for snakes to slip into toilets.

“Speaking to a few other snake catchers, they've heard of it happening,” he told Mashable Australia.

The 2.6 metre snake was the second python Mr Budd had taken from a toilet that week Credit: Elliot Budd
The 2.6 metre snake was the second python Mr Budd had taken from a toilet that week Credit: Elliot Budd

“I've had a couple in office buildings, which is usually a bit of a surprise.

"I've had one on the top of a garage roller door, so when I put the door down it almost fell on top of me..."

The young snake charmer spent 15 minutes removing the 2.4-metre carpet python from the U-bend on the weekend, a week after he released a three-metre beauty found coiled in a toilet in the same area.

All but the second snake’s head was inside the toilet piping, Mr Budd said.

Not something you want to see when you lift the toilet lid Credit: Elliot Budd
Not something you want to see when you lift the toilet lid Credit: Elliot Budd

Unable to unbolt the toilet or remove it by hand, the volunteer snake catcher had to wait until the creature decided it had had drunk its fill.

“Its head was just sitting there looking right at you,” he said.

“After about 15 minutes of just holding him, he came out by himself.”

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