A woman nearly did the proverbial when she discovered a snake had been living in her bathroom for six months.
The 70 centimetre long snake had escaped through a window from a flat above and slithered into Anika Bauer's apartment in Allschwil, Switzerland.
The 28-year-old discovered her slippery flat mate as she went to use the toilet and called the police, who discovered it hiding in a wall cavity behind the loo.
It turns out the reptile - a non-poisonous corn snake - had been missing from the flat above, where it was being kept illegally, since the beginning of the year.
Bauer said: "It was a good job I was in the bathroom already as when I saw the snake I almost peed myself. Thankfully it has been released in a nearby wildlife area where it belongs."
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what do you think?
It's enough to slither you around the bend!!
Strange story. I wonder what she thought the Police would do, guard her whilst she peed herself?? Or maybe the Police are trained in catching snakes in Switzerland.
So, it wasn't living in her bathroom for six months, but in the wall cavity.
Obinna Objazz Eze-Ajoku
I'm about 6ft5 and i would still have passed out lol
Ahhh, the lesser known Toilet Snake, distant cousin of the Trouser Snake.........sorry, I couldn't resist......
Mat Simo Sims
This article is incorrect. If it is a Corn snake, which it is in the photo, then they come from America. If it was released in a nearby wildlife area, this iis bad because it doe's definatly not belong there. Also, if it was a pet then it could find it hard to adapt to the wild and should be kept in captivity. Poor animal.
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The House of Commons is riddled with them. They are called MPs.