She was ready use the toilet when she then felt something bite her “mid-stream”. It was like a scene from a horror movie. She discovered it was a 1.6m non-venomous Carpet Python in her toilet at Chapel Hill in Brisbane’s west, Australia. “I jumped up with my pants down and turned around to see what looked like a longneck turtle receding back into the bowl,” Ms Richards said describing the horrifying moment. A snake catcher arrived promptly after calling emergency.
The snake was safely removed and relocated. The snake experts said having a carpet python lodged in your loo is “certainly not a regular occurrence”, adding it was the first time they had been called to such an incident. This snake is not venomous and kills prey by constriction. Their diet is varied and includes many different birds and mammals. Adults usually grow no more than 2m, but some have been recorded at 2.5m. It is discreet and slow moving, spending most of its time hidden, though occasionally it is seen attempting to cross roads. Typically this python is sedentary.