Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I - Will - Never - Sleep - Again

Man Pulls 7-Foot Python From Toilet
Dec 13, 9:00 PM (ET)

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - An Australian wildlife worker pulled a 7-foot python out of a septic tank Wednesday after a plumber found it hiding in a woman's toilet, officials said.

Peter Phillips, a wildlife officer for the Northern Territory's Parks and Wildlife Service, was called to remove the snake after a plumber who was fixing the blocked toilet discovered it curled in the pipes.

"The ... resident originally called a plumber because her toilet was blocked," Phillips said in a statement released by the Northern Territory government. "I arrived to see a large python head peering out of the toilet bowl."

Phillips removed the snake from the septic tank because he said it had grown too big to be pulled straight out of the toilet. The mostly nocturnal Carpet Python had probably taken up temporary residence in the septic tank because it was a good place to hide during the day and hunt for frogs.

"The tank was obviously a great home, because the snake was so fat and healthy it was it difficult to retrieve," he said, adding that the nonpoisonous snake will be released.

7 comments:

Jas said...

I guess that isn't what it meant when I heard the plumber tell me that the drain needed to be snaked?


:)

Mom said...

Oh, Jas........brotherly humor??

Anonymous said...

You'll say it ain't so, but I swear this is true. My father and his wife had set up their camper trailer temporarily while they built their house. They just ran the sewer hose out into a 55-gallon drum over the hill. One day Pat was on the pot and feels some thing "poke her in the butt", she gets up, turns around and there is 3 feet of a snake looking up at her as if to say "coming through, lady with a baby". My father still laughs till he cries if you ask him to tell the story for somebody. All he knew of what happened was Pat running out of the tiny little bathroom, through the tiny little trailer, with her pants still around her ankles, swearing like a sailor on shore leave!! NOW let's see you sleep!!

Lori from AFD Disp

PJ said...

See...I told you they were in there. Now...about the rats....

KaraMia said...

thats so nasty!!!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to flush twice and light a match. Does that count for a game of Peek a Poo? I'll Pass..

- TV

Hayden said...

argh.......

Although I don't think it's sleeping that puts you at risk here.