According to a narration by a man on a popular Nigerian forum, he was taking a sh$@t when he spotted a shiny object in a hole on his toilet handwash basin. The object turned out to be a snake after he took a closer look.
He dashed out immediately.
Read his story as he narrated on Nairaland:
I only hear or see on whatsapp broadcast messages about snake being inside the water closet and several precautions to take to avoid such. But this happen live yesterday 12/05/2018.
In my toilet, I have a wash hand basin immediately you enter the toilet to your right before getting to the water closet. So while using the water closet, I was pressing and attending to some stuffs on my phone when my eyes got glued to one hole in the wash hand basin, I saw something brownish inside and I was like, could this be rag, and if it’s a rag, what was it doing there?, was it used to cover or block something?, so put on the touch light of my phone and moved closer but what I saw a shinning brown snake.
I dash out of the toilet without cleaning up, entered the bathroom to clean up and put on some cloth. Couldn’t think straight and I was like, how can a snake be inside that place, the same wash hand basin where I wash my hand and brush my teeth everyday. I took a picture of it because I knew many would not believe me.
Didn’t know what to do for a while before I later decide to pour petrol inside the whole and light it up. Immediately I pour the petrol, the snake ran for cover before I could light it up. I eventually did so but not where I expected, the fire was just burning inside the basin but not inside the hole. While doing that, I pharmacist friend of mine called, I narrated everything to him he told me to make sure I see the snake and kill it. So he advise I called a plumber to take out the basin and trace where ever the snake might be and make sure I kill it.
So I called my landlord, he wasn’t picking, so I went to his apartment and met his younger brother, he said the Landlord is not at home. I narrated everything to him. He followed me to my apartment, removed the basin and took it out of the toiled into the compound.
The basin has several outlet and compartment, so we decided to sniff out the snake. So we put grounded pepper on a paper and applied matches to burn it up which was inserted in one of the hole so that the smoke can move within the compartment hence forcing the snake out but nothing happened. We applied petrol and light it up, still nothing happen. I brought out like 3 different insecticides and flit through the hole and still nothing comes out.
The guy started asking questions like, sir are u sure u see anything, I showed him the pictures I took and zoom it. He was like, we have tried everything possible but nothing is coming out. So i started questioning myself if I truly saw anything. I kept on insisting that, the snake is there. Since we don’t have any hole on the wall where the basin was fixed and the only outlet we have is the water passage from the basin through the channel and into the soak away.
He held the basin and start shaking it for sometime and drop it on the floor again. He now peep through one of the hole and said, it’s true oo. U said? I asked, he affirmed that he has seen it. So am not hallucinating? I ask myself. Was relieved to hear the snake is there indeed.
He asked me to boil a water and we pour it inside one of the hole and he shook it severally, mind u, I was a bit far away from him ooo. After dropping it again, he ask me to come closer where I could see it clearly. I told him am not coming that am OK where I was. He said, the snake is dead that I should come closer. On seeing it, I took another pictures through the hole and zoom it. He later used a copper wire to pull out the dead snake.
Hmmmmm. If I was told that it is possible to see a snake in that kind of place, I would never have believed such, even those I see on whatsapp broadcast messages but now, seeing is believing.
Attached are some pictures taken through the whole drama.
Sorry for the long epistle.
Please don’t mind the typographical error or the English blunder but mind the messages.