A few months ago I mentioned in a post that a life long fear of mine, has been a snake coming up into the loo. Or to be more precise, I sit down on the loo and a snake coiled in the bowl bites me on the butt! And yes this was a fear long before I ever moved to a country where it is actually feasible.And so I quote the following story directly from the 'Oddly Enough' section of Reuters.com:TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Taiwanese man became a sitting target for a snake, which bit his 'peter/john thomas' as he sat on the toilet at his rural home, local media reported on Monday.
"As soon as he sat down, he suddenly felt a knife-like pain and reacted instinctively by standing up," the China Times said. "When he looked down, he saw the big snake."
The 51-year-old man, from Nantou County, was under medical care with minor injuries, a director at Puli Christian Hospital said.
"As soon as he has passed the risk of infection, he can go," the director, who declined to be named, said. "A snake's mouth isn't always clean."
Local television images showed the black and yellow reptile, reportedly a species of rat snake, being uncoiled and plucked slowly from the toilet bowl.
Snakes regularly enter rural homes in Taiwan and other sub-tropical regions of Asia.And so I rest my case people, I will continue to glance into the loo pan before sitting down just in case, and you can think I'm nuts if you want to!BTW apologies for seemingly turning into 'snake central' this week, but I saw this story and just couldn't resist!