Headline You Really Don’t Want To Read Of The Day

Snake Hiding in Toilet Bites Israeli Man’s Penis

Well, this certainly makes one re-evaluate the risk factor of certain activities.

Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. michael reynolds says:

    Damnit, I just got over checking every shower for Norman Bates. Now it’s toilet snakes?

  2. John Burgess says:

    After I moved into my housing on the grounds of the US Consulate in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, my predecessor informed me that one evening, as he was quietly sitting on the can reading a newspaper, a rat poked its head up between his legs. That facility was never used during my two years in the house.

    I informed my successor before he moved in.

  3. al-Ameda says:

    Doug, are you trying to turn OTB into a Local News type of operation?


  4. Dazedandconfused says:

    “Doctor says your’re gonna die!”

  5. Tillman says:

    If I don’t want to read it (and I certain as hell did not), why did you put it up here with such an alluring title?

  6. I’ve had it with these motherf***ing snakes in this motherf***ing porcelain!

  7. BTW, I loved one of the comments at the original article:

    If only the most sensitive part of the penis had some sort of natural, god-given sheath to provide some measure of protection against such occurrences.

  8. matt says:

    @John Burgess: Stuff like that happens in big cities. The sewer system is actually mostly dry till you flush outside of the water intentionally stuck in the ptrap.

    So other then swimming through the p-trap it’s all walking for the rat.

  9. OzarkHillbilly says:


    If I don’t want to read it (and I certain as hell did not), why did you put it up here with such an alluring title?

    Wait a minute, he told you you didn’t want to read it, but you read it anyway. If he told you “You don’t want to cut off your hand.” would you cut off your hand?

  10. Franklin says:

    So the lesson here is to stand up when you pee?

  11. rudderpedals says:

    July 12 (Nofit, IL) – Insta-Mohel ™ grand opening delayed due to technical considerations.

  12. Tillman says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: ….he’d have to phrase it alluringly, like, “Don’t you want to know what it’s like going through life with only one hand?” Something better than that.