A Python Had A Huge Bulge In His Stomach And You’ll Never Guess What It Was From

A wild python had to undergo surgery after swallowing something very unusual.

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Yep, there’s definitely something strange in that carpet python’s stomach. Via  Reptile Relocation and Awareness
Yep, there’s definitely something strange in that carpet python’s stomach. Via Reptile Relocation and Awareness
John Virata

The Vet Lounge in Coomera on the Gold Coast of Australia received an interesting call earlier this week from a man who runs a local reptile removal business.

Tony Harrison of Reptile Relocation and Awareness had called the vet because he was concerned the big carpet python that he was tasked to relocate had an unusual bulge in its belly, 7News Brisbane reports.
 

The strange bulge in its stomach was a stuffed teddy bear, x-rays showed. Via Reptile Relocation and Awareness

X-rays showed a large bulge in the snake’s stomach. Via Facebook/Reptile Relocation and Awareness

So Dr. Matt Hollindale, who never operated on a snake in his 16 years as a vet, went to work and found the culprit — a stuffed teddy bear. Hollindale removed the little purple bear from the snake’s stomach, after which he sewed the reptile up with 15 stitches.

The snake will be on antibiotics for two weeks and then will be released back into the wild. If Harrison had not taken the snake to The Vet Lounge, the chances of the snake surviving would have been slim to none, as that teddy bear would have caused an impaction in the snake’s belly and the snake would have most likely died.
 

Teddy is safely removed from the carpet python. Via Reptile Relocation and Awareness

Teddy is safely removed from the carpet python. Via Facebook/Reptile Relocation and Awareness

Thanks to Hollindale for operating and Harrison for showing concern for the animal, the snake will go on to live another day, and Teddy is all cleaned up and ready for his next adventure.
 

Teddy is ready for his next adventure. Via Reptile Relocation and Awareness

Teddy is ready for his next adventure. Via Reptile Relocation and Awareness

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  • Must congratulate the doctor for removing the stuffed teddy bear and saving the life of the Python.
    Great Job.

    Charles Thomas Rieley March 4, 2016 5:39 am Reply

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