Southend schoolboy horrified when he lifted the lid of his toilet and found a three-foot snake inside it.
A young schoolboy from Southend, Essex was stunned to discover a 3ft python slithering inside his toilet and became frantic when he found the snake hissing back at him.
The five-year-old’s mother Laura Cowell said that specialists from pet shop Scales and Fangs came and removed the royal python from her toilet.
A person from the pet shop Ethan Pinion said that the snake which smelt a bit toilety must have come up through the u-bend and is expected to recover fully.
Laura said that the toilet was not functioning properly for a few days but she did not know why.
The young boy was franctic at the discovery and even though laura knew something must be amiss, this was the last thing she expected.
She had to use a broom handle to lift the lid, then out popped its head and its tongue came out as well.
The snake seemed healthy and not underweight but had a scale rot, probably due to thebleach.
While the snake is being taken care of, Laura admitted that she was so petrified that she kept stones on her toilet for a few days.
Mrs Cowell said she was "petrified" and put weights on the toilet lid for several days after the experience.