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Date: September 26, 2012 03:39AM
Man gets eel stuck up his bum
By IAN GARLAND
Published: 25th September 2012
DOCTORS in New Zealand have successfully removed an eel that became lodged up a
The un-named patient rushed to A&E in Auckland last week with the
Medics x-rayed the man and discovered the fishy visitor wedged inside him.
It's unclear how the eel ended up inside the man - but staff at the hospital
insist it's the weirdest medical emergency they've ever encountered.
A hospital source told the New Zealand Herald: "The eel was about the size
of a decent sprig of asparagus and the incident is the talk of the place.
"Doctors and nurses have come across people with strange objects that have
got stuck where they shouldn't be before, but an eel has to be a first."
After a painful procedure, doctors removed the slippery intruder and the
red-faced man was sent home.
Hospital spokesman Matt Rogers confirmed the bizarre incident took place last
week at Auckland City Hospital.
He said: "In response to a direct query from the Herald on Sunday, we can
confirm that an adult male presented at Auckland City Hospital this week with an
eel inside him.
"No further comment will be made out of respect for the patient's right to
Read more: [www.thesun.co.uk