Python hides in toilet, bites woman in Australia

QUEENSLAND, Australia -- If you are one of those people who doesn't turn on the light when you get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, this story might change things for you.

Mary Richards from Queensland, Australia, says she walked into her dark bathroom last week and sat down on the toilet. Seconds later, she got the surprise of her life.

"I felt this sharp tap on my bottom, along with some pain," Richards said.

It turns out that sharp tap was actually a bite from a python that had been curled up in the bowl.

After recovering from the shock, Richards shut the lid and called in professional snake handlers.

Unbelievably, they told her it's not uncommon for snakes to sneak into people's toilets in Australia.

However, they admitted it was rare that one actually bit a sitting human. They said the python was likely more frightened than Richards.

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