By Euronews with AP, DPA • Updated: 05/07/2021 - 19:06
A caretaker bathes a six-year-old albino python successful Manila, Philippines. - Copyright Bullit Marquez/AP
A antheral successful Austria has been bitten by his neighbour's python during an early-morning sojourn to the toilet, constabulary said.
The 1.6-metre agelong reptile had seemingly escaped from the neighbour’s flat and whitethorn person slithered done the drains to the adjacent house.
According to a statement, the 65-year-old unfortunate "felt a pinch successful the genital area" soon aft sitting connected the toilet astatine his location successful Graz conscionable aft 06:00 CEST.
He past looked into the toilet and discovered the albino reticulated python. The snake had reportedly escaped unnoticed from the flat of the man’s 24-year-old neighbour.
A reptile adept was called to retrieve the snake, which was cleaned and had been handed backmost to its owner, constabulary successful Styria state added.
Police said the antheral kept eleven non-venomous constrictor snakes and a gecko successful his apartment, successful terrariums and drawers. He faces an probe connected suspicion of causing bodily harm by negligence.
The unfortunate sustained lone insignificant injuries and was examined astatine a infirmary to regularisation retired imaginable infection.
In July past year, a German antheral was admitted to infirmary aft being bitten connected the lingua by a snake astatine a bachelor enactment successful the Austrian Alps.
Local authorities reported that the unfortunate had been dared to interaction the babe viper with his lingua by partygoers, who whitethorn person confused the young snake with a worm.