A man in Austria was bitten by a 1.6-meter (5 1/4-foot) python during an early morning visit to the toilet at his home on Monday, police said.
The 65-year-old victim "felt a 'nip' in the genital area" shortly after sitting on the toilet at home just after 6 a.m., according to a statement from police in the Styria province.
After getting nipped, we can assume he jumped up, checked the toilet, and then discovered the albino reticulated python.
The snake, which apparently escaped from a neighbor's apartment and may have slithered through the drains, was cleaned (...ew) and handed back to the owner. It had escaped unnoticed! It's really unclear how the snake got out, but police said it may have made its way through the drains.
Ever seen 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?' The Serpent of Slytherin? Both snakes made their escape through the drains. Coincidence?
A reptile expert was called to retrieve the snake. The police said that the owner of the snake already kept 11 non-venomous constrictor snakes and a gecko in his apartment!
He's now facing an investigation on a suspicion of causing bodily harm by negligence.
The victim only got minor injuries from the nip.