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Woman Hospitalised After Being Bitten By A Snake In Her Toilet

A cautionary tale.

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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.)

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.