Hi-so Serpent: Python keeps sneaking up toilet in luxury Bangkok village

Photos: Poy Samaboon/ Facebook
Photos: Poy Samaboon/ Facebook

Following many, many reports of snakes emerging from squat toilets in simple Thai homes, a woman who lives in a luxury village in Bangkok’s Taling Chan district was shocked that her beautiful THB6.5 million home also came with potty pythons.

Sunday night, homeowner Panarat Chaiboon notified the village security guard that a python came out of her downstairs toilet, scaring her 15-year-old daughter who was washing her hands.

This was the second encounter her family had with pythons. On July 3, Panarat’s 20-year-old son got his bum bitten by a 2.5 meter python while sitting on the same toilet.

The son ended up in the hospital with a bleeding wound.

Their story has scared residents away from in the village, which consists of luxury houses costing up to THB30 million. Panarat said her teen daughter was too traumatized to live at home anymore and had to move in with relatives temporarily.

The woman said that she expected a more secure home for the high price.

“For some of the houses in this compound, there’s a 50-centimeter-high cavity between the house and the ground, large enough for a person to crawl through,” Panarat said. “This means easy access for creatures such as pythons and monitor lizards.”

Panarat asked housing organizers to step up and make immediate repairs to these defects.


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