Beware of creatures from down under!
A 5-foot python hiding in a toilet bowl bit a Queensland, Australia, resident’s behind last week after she sat down to use the bathroom in the middle of the night — with the lights off.
“I felt this sharp tap on my bottom along with some pain,” 59-year-old Mary Richards told 10 News First Queensland of last week’s reptile encounter .
Richards was attacked “mid-stream,” according to a Facebook post from the Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan & Gold Coast.
Richards called the snake professionals to remove the python from her toilet bowl.
“Our snake catcher arrived promptly, with first aid in hand, so that the customer could clean herself up and get some antiseptic spray on the few small puncture marks left by the snake,” read the Facebook post from the handlers.
“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,” the post continued.
The handlers safely removed and relocated the snake. Apparently, snakes in Australia have a habit of hiding in toilets — though snake bites while going to the bathroom are rare.
Richards told the handlers her toilet habits are forever changed.
“Lights will be on, and she will always give the bowl a quick glance before sitting down,” the catchers’ Facebook post reads.