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Man 'shocked by 3-metre toilet snake'
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08:44, September 10, 2009

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Australian Erik Rantzau was surprised to discover a three-metre-long carpet python in his toilet.

He called snake wrangler Chris Peberdy to deal with the non-venomous reptile, but it took four trips to his home before he could successfully remove the creature, Reuters reports.

Peberdy said: "It's not unusual to find snakes of that size in the tropics but you don't find usually them in toilets.

"He must have come up through a drain. He was cruising around the house at night and returning to the toilet by day."

He added: "He was so tightly curled into the pipes that I could not move him but eventually he popped out far enough for me to catch him."

The snake was later released into the wild around 1.5 miles from Rantzau's home.

Peberdy advised locals in rural Virginia near Darwin: "Keep the toilet seat down and look before you sit!"

Source: chinadaily.com.cn/agencies

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