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“I Felt This Sharp Tap On My Bottom.” Woman Gets Bitten By Python Snake Lurking In Her Toilet As She Tries To Use The Loo

Date January 31, 2019 12:50

Last week in Brisbane’s west, a 59-year-old woman, Helen Richards, made her way into her bathroom to answer nature's call, but she met an unexpected visitor awaiting her in there.

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“I Felt This Sharp Tap On My Bottom.” Woman Gets Bitten By Python Snake Lurking In Her Toilet As She Tries To Use The Loo10 News First Queensland / Facebook

She had barely sat on her water closet when she felt something bite her on her bottom.

She jolted up and thought, at first, that a frog had bitten her.

However, when she turned to find out what bit her, she saw a 5-foot non-venomous python who had lurked into the water closet.

“I Felt This Sharp Tap On My Bottom.” Woman Gets Bitten By Python Snake Lurking In Her Toilet As She Tries To Use The Loo10 News First Queensland / Facebook

Helen immediately called snake professionals to remove the python from her toilet bowl. They heeded her call hastily and the snake catcher soon arrived bringing first aid so that she could clean herself up and get some treatments.

According to the snake handlers, Helen was calm all through the process and handled the situation like a champ.

They safely removed and relocated the snake, and they also commended Helen’s wisdom in not flushing down the snake, as it would have retreated into the pipes only to resurface again.

Helen said she sat on her closet without turning the lights on and without checking the bowl, but all that would change henceforth.

“I Felt This Sharp Tap On My Bottom.” Woman Gets Bitten By Python Snake Lurking In Her Toilet As She Tries To Use The Loo10 News First Queensland / Facebook

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Helen was lucky to have had first responders come to her aid quickly, but not everyone gets that kind of efficient service every day.

Here are few instructions on snake bite treatment:

1.  Call 911 if there is a chance the snake is venomous, if the person has difficulty in breathing or if there is loss of consciousness. If not, treat it as a puncture wound;

2.  Be ready to describe the snake to the emergency staff;

3.  While waiting for medical help, move the person beyond the striking distance of the snake;

“I Felt This Sharp Tap On My Bottom.” Woman Gets Bitten By Python Snake Lurking In Her Toilet As She Tries To Use The LooHolger Kirk / Shutterstock.com

4. Keep the person as calm as possible to prevent the venom from spreading fast;

5.  Cover the wound with a loose sterile bandage;

6. Remove anything from the area bitten, and take their shoes off if it was the leg or foot that was bitten;

7. Do not attempt to suck out the venom, cut a bite wound, apply ice or tourniquet, or give the person any caffeinated drinks.

We should all endeavour to be mindful of our toilet habits.

Don’t be in haste to use the toilet and forget to take a quick peep at the bowl. Remember to turn the lights or hold a flashlight if your bulb isn’t working.

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