ABOUT SNAKES IN WCs
By Engr. Femi Olulegan:
"Pls note the followings and take the precautionary measures as suggested:
MOST reptiles would find it difficult to jump or enter into the WC from within.
The easiest inlet is always from the concrete chambers at the back of the house through which sewage pipes get connected and through cracks, under the doors and crevices.
SNAKE LIKES TO HIDE INSIDE WC CHAMBERS TO COOL its BODY WITH FLUSHING WATER ESPECIALLY DURING HOT WEATHER, AND FOR SAFETY.
SOMETIMES WHEN IN SEARCH OF FOOD, IT MAY PURSUE RATS OR RODENTS INTO THE CHAMBERS AT THE BACK OF YOUR HOUSE OR EVEN IN SOAK-AWAY PIT.
IT STAYS THERE AFTER KILLING OR SWALLOWING RATS AND MIGHT TURN THE PLACE INTO ITS ABODE. IT FINALLY CRAWS THROUGH THE CONNECTING PVC PIPES INTO THE WC FOR MORE ADVENTURES OR FOOD INSIDE THE HOUSE.
ANY OBJECT ON THE WC THEREFORE MAY LOOK LIKE FOOD AND COULD BE A VICTIM.
THIS IS WHY YOU'RE ADVISED TO NOTE THE FOLLOWINGS AND TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AS SUGGESTED:
- ALWAYS CHECK ANY TOILET WC THOROUGHLY BEFORE YOU SIT ON IT.
- DON’T USE TOILET IN THE DARK
PUBLIC TOILET IS DANGEROUS TO USE ANYHOW. IF YOU MUST USE IT, DON’T SIT DIRECTLY ON IT, LIFT UP YOUR BUTTOCK SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE BOWL AND BE WATCHFUL.
- YOU CAN REGULARLY (EVERY 6 MONTHS) POUR SMALL KEROSENE, DIESEL OR A CUP OF SALT INTO THE WC BOWL AND FLUSH. IT IS POISONOUS TO REPTILES, AS EVEN THE ODOR ALONE. CAN KEEP-OFF ANY REPTILES FOR A LONG TIME.
PLEASE BE SECURITY CONSCIOUS ALWAYS. THANKS.
ENGR. FEMI OLULEGAN
I was almost a victim of one. Being observant (God) saved me. I almost sat on the WC in my office when I discovered a movement below. We eventually killed the 6ft long snake. It was then that I heard stories of 4 deaths resulting from snake bites in the toilets. Since then I have continued to spread the warning, at least to more than two thousand people.