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Python Slithers Up Toilet, Bites Man

The 38-year-old told Thai TV Channel 7 that he struggled to remove the snake for 30 minutes Wednesday before he managed to free himself with help from his wife and a neighbor

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    Thai Man Bitten By Python Who Emerged From Toilet

    A Thai man is recovering in hospital after a routine visit to the bathroom became a descent into the jaws of hell when he was attacked by a snake. As Attaporn Boonmakchuay sat on the toilet, a 9-foot python came up through the plumbing and bit him on the penis, triggering an excruciating half-hour tug of war.

    His neighbor came to his aid with a rope and a knife but, the victim said, the ordeal only ended when the python momentarily lost strength and the victim managed to pry open its jaws. (Published Thursday, May 26, 2016)

    A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 10-foot python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.

    Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as Thai television stations interviewed him in his hospital bed about the intimate intrusion, and doctors said he would recover. But photos of his blood-splattered bathroom in Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok, were testimony to his ordeal. 

    The 38-year-old told Thai TV Channel 7 that he struggled to remove the snake for 30 minutes Wednesday before he managed to free himself with help from his wife and a neighbor. After his wife tied a rope around the snake, Attaporn pried open its jaws before passing out. 

    Emergency workers dismantled the Asian-style squat toilet, with the python still twined through it. The snake was taken away to be released back into the wild, according to an emergency responder cited by the newspaper Thai Rath. 

    Attaporn Boonmakchuay gestures while talking to reporters following a snake attack at his home in Chachoengsao, May 25, 2016.
    Photo credit: AP

    Doctors said Attaporn, bloodied but unbowed, will recover. 

    "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." hospital director Dr. Chutima Pincharoen said.