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He Opened the Toilet Lid, Snake 'Rose Up and Bit Him'

Fortunately, the ball python was nonvenomous
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2019 2:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – Like something out of a horror movie, a 4-foot-long snake slithered out of a toilet in Coral Springs, Florida, and bit a man on the arm Sunday. Fortunately, the ball python is a nonvenomous snake, and the 52-year-old man was able to be treated at his apartment. He had just lifted the toilet lid when the snake "rose up and bit him," according to a police report cited by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The snake did not belong to the man, but police say it's possible it belonged to a previous resident—or simply found its way into the building's plumbing. It was brought to a veterinarian's office, where it is being treated for a scale infection. (She was taking care of business. Then, "midstream," a "sharp tap.")

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