Wednesday, 10 March 2010


In Townsville, it's not unusual to have one or two green tree frogs living in the toilet bowl. But a 2.7 m carpet python is a completely different matter.


sarala said...

That is just choice. Someone once told me about rats coming up the toilets in Chicago and I've had trouble using the bathroom with the lights off ever since.
Aussie animals are so much more interesting that American ones.

desertnutmeg said...

Holy Crap! Pun intended. Oi!

It was a pretty snake long as it's not in my toliet.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Snail
Well, you know Snakes love frogs, and frogs love Dunnies.

Dave Coulter said...

""The snake was released in bushland in accordance with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service guidelines, Mr West said...""

You don't want to know what MY guidelines are ;)

Snail said...

I wonder if it really did come up through the sewer? Either way, it's not something I'd like to see in the loo.

The only animal I've encountered in the loo here was a Lewin's honeyeater that was using the toilet bowl as a plunge bath.

neomyrtus said...

I want one in our ceiling!! I've finally discovered that escape and entry route of a bloody black rat who is scruffling around in our roof..

Sherrie Y said...

Okay.... I didn't really have anything clever to add until my word verification came up:


Can't possibly be a coincidence.

Lynda said...

Thank you!
You've just made me realise that my own problems aren't so bad.
I've been having difficulties with a 3-metre-long African rock python who keeps coming in my window in pursuit of my cats.
But at least I haven't had to suffer this!

Snail said...

Neomyrtus, if you believe what's in the local papers here, every house in Cairns has a 4m scrub python in the roof. And, presumably, no rats or possums.

Snail said...

Sherrie, I think "hyloola!" would pretty much be my response on lifting the toilet lid. (You see, I resisted the "I don't remember eating that" joke.)

Snail said...

Lynda, you know, there's still the chance! Really, pythons that size think they own the place.