A 65-year-old man woke up abruptly after a reticulated python bit him while sitting on the toilet at home.
The man, who has not been named, went to the toilet around 6 a.m. and felt a “pinch in the genitals” shortly after sitting on the toilet.
He then turned to see a 1.5 meter albino snake in the toilet bowl.
The reticulated python, a constrictor native to Asia that can grow to nearly 30 feet in length, is said to have found its way into the toilet via the building drain network in the Austrian city of Graz.
Police said in a statement: “Shortly after sitting on the toilet, the Graz resident – on his own – felt a ‘pinch’ in his genitals. “
The man had to be hospitalized for minor injuries.