CANBERRA (Reuters) - A 1.8 metre (nearly six feet) python has been found in a toilet bowl in a highrise apartment in Australia’s northern tropical city of Darwin, media reported on Friday.
The Northern Territory News said the black-headed python was found in a 10th floor toilet.
Reptile catcher Chris Peberdy told the newspaper the python, likely to be a runaway pet, had been travelling through the building’s sewer pipes.
“When I saw it I was pretty shocked,” he said. “There is no possible other way it could have got there than through the toilet. I had to give him a wash because he was wet and a bit smelly.”
Reporting by James Grubel; Editing by David Fogarty