BANGKOK – Mr Atthaporn Boonmarkchuai, 38, of Chachoengsao province is recovering in hospital after he was bitten in his private parts by a by a nine-foot (three metres) python while he was using the toilet at his home.
Mr Boonmarkchuai managed to loosen the reptile’s hold only after a bloody battle with the snake, according to Thai media reports.
Mr Atthaporn said he was felt a sharp pain when he was using the squat toilet in the morning.
He was shocked to see a large snake. He told Thai PBS that he called for help from his wife and neighbours as he struggled with the snake.
Eventually, he managed to grab the snake’s head and pressed it hard until it released its bite on his penis.
His wife handed him a nylon rope which he used to tie the python to the bathroom door. Reports put the length of the snake at between 3m and 4m.
By then, Mr Atthaporn had lost a lot of blood and was rushed to hospital. He is in a stable condition, but doctors are monitoring his condition.
A doctor from the Chachoengsao hospital, near Bangkok, said that victim was “lucky”, adding: “if the bite had gone into the urinary tract it would have been a big problem.”
Rescue workers managed to eventually release the snake after using hammers to free it from the toilet.
Large snakes are common even in urban areas of Thailand, particularly during the onset of the rainy season when they leave flooded areas for drier ground.