Mystery 'swamp creature' crawls out of Malaysian family's toilet

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Oct. 10, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Malaysian couple captured video of a mysterious eel-like "swamp creature" that emerged from their toilet and crawled across the bathroom floor.

Zul Hanif Anip, 25, said he and his wife, Puteri, were home Friday in Alor Setar when the creature emerged from the toilet and slowly slithered around their home.

Anip said the creature's proportions, a small head with a thick body, did not match any local snakes that he was familiar with.

''I think the creature grew up inside the pipe works connected to the toilet hole, because I have checked and there is no entry point for it to have got inside," Anip said. ''He was about two meters [6.5 feet] long with a very fat, thick body. I'm not sure if it was a snake or a kind of tidal creature or from the swamp."

''It's head was very small and it had a short tail, which did not look like a snake," he said.

Anip said he and his wife captured the creature in a sack and released it into a nearby river.

''My house is surrounded by paddy fields so it may have originated from there," he said.

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