A Thai man is lucky to be in one piece after a massive python slithered through pipes beneath his bathroom floor and bit his penis as he was using the toilet.
“I fought it. I called my wife and she went to get the neighbour,” he said from his hospital bed.
The 38-year-old told that he struggled to remove the snake for 30 minutes on Wednesday before he managed to free himself with help from his wife and a neighbour. After his wife tied a rope around the snake, Attaporn pried open its jaws before passing out. Emergency workers dismantled the Asian-style squat toilet, with the python still twined through it.
“It took about a minute for the neighbour to get here. And all of a sudden, while I was holding it,
it began to lose some strength so I used my hand to prise open its mouth. Then the snake released its grip by itself.”
Doctors said he needed stitches, but should heal well.
“I think he’s lucky,” hospital director Dr Chutima Pinchareon said. “We have to watch for infection. If there’s none and if the wound is healing well he should be able to go home. “But if the bite had gone into the urinary tract it would have been a big problem.”