Medical Must-See: Snake vs scrotum in unfortunate toilet incident

The lesser-known, but equally dramatic, Snakes in a Drain

It was snake vs scrotum when a man was bitten on the genitals by a cobra as he went to the bathroom at a nature reserve in South Africa.

Scrotal wound and penile oedema

On Safari, the Dutch native undoubtedly got a little closer to the indigenous wildlife than he had expected when 'nature called' and a snouted cobra (Naja annulifera) answered, suddenly striking from the toilet.

But the 47-year-old was 350km from the nearest ED and had to wait three hours for helicopter transport, during which time he