Fri, May 27, 2016
Not many people think about a possible wild attack from the bowels of a toilet. But a Thai man has lived to tell how he survived an attack from a python that slithered through his squat toilet.
Watching Anaconda the movie in my younger years left me with fear of hissing and slithering sounds of any kind especially in the bathroom.
At the time, I checked and rechecked rooms just to make sure that they were free of snakes since the movie had laid it out plain how snakes can slide in through small openings, such as the shower head, and water taps. Nothing happened to me, and with time, I grew out of it.
But one man was not so lucky.
A Thai man has had a near ‘anaconda experience’ in his toilet that left him shocked. Luckily, he survived the ordeal. He will live to tell about the python that slithered through his toilet to attack him at a very personal, an unexpected moment and from an unforeseen place- squat toilet.
The 3m (10ft) python emerged from a squat toilet and sank its fangs into Attaporn Boonmakchuay penis, the BBC reported.
According to Mr Boonmakchuay, the python was "yanking very hard" as he and his wife tried to wrestle it off.
Doctors treating the injured man said he was making a good recovery, even though he lost a lot of blood in the nasty ordeal.
To extract the python that had slithered through domestic plumbing, workers were forced to dismantle the toilet.
When Mr Boonmakchuay went to the toilet at his home in Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok, before leaving for work on Wednesday, it was just but a normal routine. But little did the 38-year-old know he was walking into a trap.
As he used the toilet, he said he felt a sudden sharp pain.
"I felt as though my penis had been severed. The snake was yanking very hard," the Bangkok Post quoted Mr Boonmakchuay.
As the python tried to pull him down, he called for his wife and neighbors to help him, the outlet reported.
Speaking to Thai TV, Boonmakchuay said that his wife tied a rope around the snake, and he pried its jaws before passing out.
Doctors praised Boonmakchuay’s good attitude despite the experience that left his wife and children in shock.
"He has a really good attitude... even though his own wife and children were in shock. He's been smiling and giving interviews all day from his bed," said Chularat Hospital director Dr Chutima Pincharoen.
To avoid a similar event in the future, Boonmakchuay has said he will replace the squat toilet with a sitting one.
The python was released back into the wild. Let us hope it stays in the wild and does not attack another person.
Image credit: AP/BBTV CH7
Kajuju Murori is an enthusiastic writer with a bias towards development stories that ignite positive change among individuals in the society.
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