Slacker and Steve - Swallowed (Audio)

March 8, 2017

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Gulp! Today we’re talking about the stomach and items that should not be in there! Thailand veterinarians came across a bizarre case involving a turtle and coins. They saved the life of a 25-year-old turtle whose name is now ‘Piggy Bank.” The turtle swallowed 915 coins. “Piggy Bank” lived in a pond where visitors and residents would frequently throw in coins for good luck, but the only lucky one here is definitely the turtle. The turtle was brought to the Chulalongkorn University after many noticed that the amphibian’s health was failing. A CT scan revealed the abundant amount of change and the vets sprang quickly into action. After a seven-hour surgery, the vets removed 11-pounds of metal. “Piggy Bank” is loving the dramatic change after losing all of the extra change! 

 

What bizarre swallowing stories do you have?