Woman Hospitalised After Being Bitten By A Snake In Her Toilet

A cautionary tale.

1. While on the toilet in her Spanish home, Iris Castroverde heard some “odd splashing”, and then was bitten on her bottom. / - Not the snake from the story.

(These pictures are for illustration only. We suspect Iris Castroverde was too busy to photograph the event.)

2. She jumped up and saw a green and yellow snake disappearing from the bowl. Her bite was treated in hospital, and she was later discharged. / - Not the snake from the story.

3. Officials have completed an unsuccessful search of Castroverde’s apartment block’s pipe system.

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According to Spain’s ABC newspaper, the snake is now believed to be dead - but that hasn’t stopped Castroverde’s neighbours from pouring caustic soda regularly down the sink and investing in urinals.

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