In Singapore: Housewife bitten by 1.8m-long python in toilet
Mdm Noraslinda had developed a phobia from the incident and has become too traumatised to use either of her home's two toilets
Housewife Mdm Noraslinda Asat was bitten on the back of her right thigh by a 1.8m long python after just sitting down on her house's toilet bowl.
She and her husband, Mr Fitri tried searching the house for the python but to no avail.
Mdm Noraslinda also called her brother's friend who is a pest controller for help. He arrived close to midnight and checked the manhole outside the unit.
The officers suspected that the python had slid back into the toilet bowl.
"We opened it and the snake's head was there," Mr Fitri said.
"The python looked tired and scared," said the pest controller, who declined to be named.
He added that he "managed to grab part of its tail, but it slipped out of my grip and disappeared into a crack."
Mdm Fatimah, Mdm Noraslinda's mother, said that she too had seen a snake in the toilet two weeks before the incident.
She added: "I thought I saw a snake's head going back inside the toilet bowl."
Ever since the incident, Mdm Fatimah and Mr Fitri poured pots of hot water down the toilet bowl followed placing bricks on top of the closed toilet bowl. Sometimes, Mr Fitri poured bleach into both the common and bedroom toilet bowls.
Mdm Noraslinda had developed a phobia from the incident and has become too traumatised to use either of her home's two toilets. Instead, she uses public toilets at petrol kiosks, coffee shops and more.
"I still feel very scared, because the snake has not been caught," she said.