Python Climbs Through Bathroom Window, Hides in Toilet

A carpet python was found in the toilet bowl of a bathroom at a home in the Queensland state of Australia.

The snake was reported to have entered the home in Bardon, a suburb of Brisbane, by climbing through a bathroom window, according to Snake Out Brisbane Snake Catchers.

The reptile was said to have eaten a possum before it decided to “hide out” in the toilet.

“Another cheeky indoor #carpetpython, this one ate a possum then climbed in through a bathroom window in #Bardon to hide out in the toilet bowl #toiletsnake #snekinbowl,” the company noted in a post on its official Facebook page.

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The snake catchers noted: “It seems the snake ate a decent-sized possum, then snuck in the window and found a nice indoor pool to hang out in for a while.

“While carpet snakes can, but rarely do, come up the S-bend, this was a case of a bathroom window left open with a big Mulberry tree next to it,” according to the snake catchers, ABC Brisbane reported.

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The snake was “gently relocated to a nearby creek,” the snake catchers confirmed.

Lockdowns implemented in Australia amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were reported to have led to a rise in reports of encounters with deadly snakes, with the warmer weather bringing snakes out of hibernation.

Snake Out Brisbane Snake Catchers warned: “Keep screens and windows shut this #snakeseason, and if you have a snake on your property, keep an eye from [at] least 5m [meters] away, grab a photo, and call a professional if you need more advice,” in a post on its Facebook page.

Earlier this month, a seven-foot python was found “snuggled up” on a warm electric blanket in a child’s bed in Queensland.

“This large carpet python had made its way into the family’s house and decided to lay upon one of the boys’ beds. It just so happened that he had his electric blanket on and the snake thought it would make the most of the warmth during this cold rainy weather. What an absolute beauty!” the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 noted in a post on its official Facebook page.

Also this month, two pythons with a combined weight of around 39.7 pounds were reported to have “smashed” through the ceiling of another home in Queensland.

Raymond Hoser, who runs Snakebusters in Melbourne, told Australian Associated Press: “If you see a snake don’t go near it. Nine times out of 10 if they’re in your garden they’re passing through.

“If you get bitten, [put a] bandage on your arm, [go] straight to hospital. Without treatment you’re likely to die. With treatment, you probably won’t die,” he noted.

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A carpet python pictured on October 22, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. A carpet python was found this week in a toilet bowl at a home in Brisbane after it ate a possum.
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2021 Jaguar F-Pace hides big interior and powertrain changes under familiar sheetmetal

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Jaguar’s first-ever crossover is getting a major update. The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace, while looking not much different on the outside, is hiding an all-new interior as well as new engines.

The changes to the exterior are quite mild, rather like those of the F-Type. Headlights and taillights are more slender, with the tails losing their little rounded sections altogether. The grille and diffuser areas of the bumpers have been slightly changed, and the main grille gets different inserts on all trims. The fender vents now get the “Leaper,” the cat logo, embedded in them.

Under the hood are two types of engines. There’s the familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder at the base of the range with 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Above that are two versions of the new inline-six-cylinder engine, both of which use a regular turbocharger and an electric supercharger. The less-potent version makes 335 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, while the high-output version makes 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Each engine also gets a belt-driven starter-generator powered by the same 48-volt electrical system that drives the electric supercharger. All engines are coupled to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.

The interior gets the most immediately noticeable changes. The curvy, rounded dash of the outgoing model is replaced with a more crisp design with better-integrated air vents and large sections of contrasting leather and other accents such as metal or wood trim. An available 11.4-inch infotainment screen dominates the center stack, and it runs the new Pivi Pro infotainment system launched on the Land Rover DefenderĀ and the Jaguar I-Pace. This infotainment system can support pairing two phones at once and can receive over-the-air updates. The instrument cluster is available as a 12.3-inch screen that can be configured to show an array of different information including navigation info. The old shifter dial is replaced with a small leather and metal shift lever.

Jaguar is also including more features as standard in the F-Pace. Among them are heated seats, a Meridian sound system, keyless entry, blind-spot monitoring and a surround-view camera. Active noise cancellation is also standard and a first on a Jaguar.

Pricing and the on-sale date for the new F-Pace have not yet been announced.

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