This is the terrifying moment a man found a huge python rearing up from his toilet.
Peerapan Chan, 23, was getting ready for bed when he noticed the beast probing the contours of the bowl at his home in Nonthaburi, Thailand, on Sunday night.
The terrified young man said it was too late to call emergency services so he poured warm water into the lavatory to try to flush the reptile back into the pipework.
However, he left his camera running all night and was shocked to see the snake had made several appearances in the early morning hours.
Chillingly, Mr Chan has still not caught the creature despite hacking away the toilet to look inside the pipework.
"I'm scared it will come back," he said. "I haven't used this toilet since. It could bite me on the bottom while I'm not expecting."
Mr Chan ripped out the toilet and looked under the concrete floor but there was no sign of the predator, which kills its victims by suffocating then swallowing them whole.
He is now avoiding the bathroom amid fears the snake – estimated to be between 8ft and 12ft long based on the size of its head – could emerge again.
"The snake is attracted to something in my house. He will be back, for sure," the mechanic added.
Bangkok has more snakes than people. Pythons are the most common in the capital city and they can eat humans, cats, dogs, birds, rats and other snakes. They live in canals, sewers, ponds, swamps, undergrowth and even in new housing estates.
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