Imagine going about your daily routine, only to be startled by a massive 12-foot python slithering out of your toilet bowl. This horrifying experience became a reality for a family in Samut Prakan, Thailand, and their story has been widely shared online.
The incident occurred on March 17, when Suwi Paramas, a housewife, was washing her hands after using the restroom. To her horror, a gigantic yellow-green reptile suddenly appeared in the bathroom. Overcome with fear, Suwi screamed and fled the room, alerting her husband and brother-in-law.
The family wasted no time and called for emergency assistance. A wildlife crew was dispatched to handle the situation. They used specialized tools to secure the 12-foot-long snake, but extracting it from the toilet proved to be a challenge. With a massive stomach, the python was stuck in the plumbing.
To ensure the safety of both the snake and the plumbing system, the crew made the difficult decision to break the porcelain basin and dismantle the pipework. Finally, they were able to rescue the snake and prepare it for release back into its natural environment.
Suwi, still shaken by the ordeal, admitted, “I was so scared. I couldn’t even watch why they were catching the snake. It could have killed me.” Thankfully, no accidents occurred during the rescue operation, and the snake was successfully returned to where it belongs.
This is not the first time a python has been found in a Thai bathroom. In fact, it is not uncommon for these creatures to seek out cool and moist areas during the hot season. Unfortunately, there have been several alarming incidents involving snakes in restrooms in Southeast Asia. In 2021, an 8-foot-long python bit a man before being removed from a toilet, and in 2016, a 10-foot python emerged from a squat toilet and bit a man’s genitals, requiring a trip to the hospital.
The lesson here is clear – while snakes are intriguing creatures, it’s best to admire them from a safe distance, preferably in their native habitats. And let’s hope that we never have to encounter a massive python in our toilets.