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Australian woman bit by snake in toilet, snake catching company says

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 09:51:01-05

An Australian snake-catching company says they were called to a home after a Carpet Python bit a woman on the toilet last week.

According to Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan & Gold Coast, a woman said she went into the bathroom without turning the light on and felt something bite her when she was using the toilet.

“Unfortunately, the snakes preferred exit point was blocked after being spooked by the customer sitting down and it simply lashed out in fear. It showed no defensive behaviour after this point,” the post read.

The snake catchers were able to come to the rescue with first aid and relocate the snake.

The company says this is their first time responding to a snake bite call of this kind but snakes in toilets are “quite a regular occurrence.”

The bite victim says she will now keep the lights on and check the toilet bowl before using it.