Recently, a five year old boy discovered a python inside his toilet at his home in Southend, Essex.
Specialists from the pet shop “Scales and Fangs” arrived to the house to remove the 3ft long baby royal Python. Laura Cowell stated that the toilet had been blocked for days and that the water wasn’t draining well, but she didn’t know the reason behind this, until her son went to use the bathroom and found the reptile.
Rob Yeldham, the owner of the Leigh-on-sea store, helped rescue the snake and stated, ” I’ve done many snake rescues in my 10 years, but I’ve never had one in a toilet before. It’s definitely a first for us”.
He believes that “the snake probably escaped and went down their toilet, and ended up in this one, as all the sewers are connected”. The python didn’t seem to be there a long time because it seemed healthy and not underweight. It is being treated at the store and once he is in perfect health he will be “remove with someone reputable so he won’t end up in a toilet again”.
More details about royal pythons:
– Origin: West Africa, from countries such as Ghana, Togo and Benin
– Length: can grow up to 150 centimeters
– Life Span: can live more than 20 years
– When threatened, it curls into a ball
– Diet: defrosted mice and rats