Saturday, May 16, 2009
Man Attacked By Rat Snake in Own Toilet - Penis Envy He Claims.
May 11, 4:56 pm ET
TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwanese man became a sitting target for a snake, which attacked his penis as he sat on the toilet at his rural home, according to local media.
"As soon as he sat down, he suddenly felt a knife-like pain and reacted instinctively by standing up," the China Times said. "When he looked down, he saw the big snake, which quickly released it's grip on his member."
The 51-year-old man, from Nantou County, told reporters that he is exceptionally well-endowed and that he thought the snake attacked out of envy or perhaps because the snake thought his penis was another, rival snake. When reporters scoffed at the man's claims, he stood and started to unbutton his trousers. Two female reporters left the room but were later observed looking through some thin blinds that separate the exam room from the hallway. The attending physician ordered the man to cover his penis immediately.
A director at Puli Christian Hospital said the man was under medical care with minor injuries to his penis and gonads.
"As soon as he has passed the risk of infection, we want him out of here," said the director, who declined to be named. "Snakes' mouths are notorious for being filthy because they eat garbage and rotten meat." The patient, overhearing this conversation with reporters, rushed in and began unbuttoning his trousers to demonstrate that his penis was not rotten. An intern and two orderlies convinced the many to return to his cubicle by offering to thumb wrestle him.
Local television images showed the black and yellow reptile, reportedly a species of rat snake, being uncoiled and plucked slowly from the toilet bowl. No images of the Taiwanese man's penis were shown for comparative purposes.
Snakes regularly enter rural homes in Taiwan and other sub-tropical regions of Asia. Some live there and become family pets.
(Reporting by Bluto)