A man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3m python that slithered through the plumbing of his home in Amandasig Pretoria North and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.
Chris Van Botha was smiling as journalists interviewed him in his hospital bed at Net Care Wonderpark about the intimate intrusion, and doctors said he would recover. But photos of his blood-splattered bathroom in Amandasig, North of Pretoria, were testimony to his ordeal.
The 38-year-old told Thai reporters that he struggled to remove the snake for 30 minutes on Wednesday before he managed to free himself with help from his wife and a neighbor. After his wife tied a rope around the snake, the huge snake then opened its jaws freeing Chris’s pen!s before he passed out.
Emergency workers dismantled the Asian-style squat toilet, with the python still twined through it. The snake was taken away to be released back into the wild, according to an emergency responder.
Doctors said Chris, bloodied but unbowed, will recover.
“He has a really good attitude… even though his own wife and children were in shock. He’s been smiling and giving interviews all day from his bed.” hospital director said.