If you’re reading this while seated on a toilet, we advise you to finish up before proceeding. We hate to break it to you, but snakes crawling up toilets is a real-life thing that happens outside of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Last November, the New York Times reported that snakes were taking over homes in Bangkok, Thailand. According to National Geographic, snakes have also appeared in toilets in Australia, South Africa, and even here in the U.S. (sorry guys).
As for how the snakes get into said toilets, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor at UCLA told Nat Geo they probably slither in the top, not through the pipes. Either way, people are discovering snakes in their toilets, and it’s unbelievably horrifying.
To bring this nightmare to life for you, we’ve put together a list of 5 terrifying toilet snakes. Best of luck with future trips to the bathroom.
Texas boy finds rattlesnake in toilet.
A young Texas boy got up one morning to go to the bathroom, noticed a little slithering head in the toilet, and ran out to call his mom. It turned out to be a rattlesnake, but the snake apparently forgot to mention to the boy that he’d invited a few friends over. Authorities discovered a total of 24 snakes hanging out in their home.
Girl finds snake in toilet in Seattle.
Think snakes don’t slink around cold, rainy places like Seattle? Sorry. A little girl discovered a snake in the toilet of her family’s Seattle-area home—turns out, it was a pet ball python that escaped. Conclusion: Nowhere is safe.
Townsville, Australia has two snake toilets in the span of two weeks.
According to CNN, an Australian snake catcher was called twice in two weeks to fetch massive snakes out of people’s toilets.
“The first snake was 3 meters long (9.8 feet) and the second one was 2.4 meters (7.8 feet),” the snake catcher, Elliot Budd, told the outlet.
8-foot-cobra pulled from South Africa toilet.
This headline says it all: “‘Agitated’ venomous cobra pulled from toilet.” In South Africa, a snake handler was called to remove an 8-foot-long cobra some somebody’s toilet. The snake reportedly fought back and made its way back into the sewers, and nobody figured out where it went.
Man gets penis bit by viper.
This has to be the worst story of all. A man in India was working on his farm when he really had to pee. He dropped his drawers, and a freaking viper bit his penis. The penis ended up being fine. The enjoyment all who read this used to take in peeing outside is gone forever.
By: REEGAN VON WILDENRADT from Men’sHealth