A snake reared up and bit a man’s penis while he was sitting on a toilet, paramedics in Israel have said.
The man, from northern Israel, told emergency staff at Rambam Medical Centre in Haifa he noticed the snake was attacking him after he felt burning around his penis.
He said he then looked down and saw a small serpent.
Paramedics said the victim was in good spirits despite the rather uncomfortable encounter but stressed although the snake was not poisonous, the man would still have suffered bite marks.
‘This is the first time I’ve seen a snake bite like this,’ a medic said.