Vets remove entire bloody beach towel from python’s stomach
Snakes. If you know anything about ‘em, you probably know they’re not as big, bad or psychotic as they’re often made out to be in the media. Of course, there are some times in a snake’s life when it’s a f**ken machine, ready to consume any critter that comes before it. For Monty the excellently monikered python, one of those moments came when she faced down a beach towel. Deadset, Monty did not f**k about. She swallowed that thing in one go.
Now, we’re going to be honest with you, we can’t even imagine how a snake gets the urge to eat a f**ken beach towel without cottoning onto the fact that it’s not prey unless there’s a creature wrapped up in it.
There’s not much of an explanation provided in what we’ve read, but the end result is really all that matters anyway, and that’s been filmed by the vet who removed the towel from Monty’s prodigious gut, so let’s get to it.
Monty, an 18-year-old carpet python was found munging down on the towel by her owners, and swiftly taken to the North Ryde animal hospital. The vet reckons, “A flexible endoscope was placed down Monty’s gastrointestinal tract, which allowed us to visualise the end of the towel sitting in her stomach.”
When you watch the footage, you’ll see that the whole thing’s pretty friggen remarkable. “With assistance from our internal medicine team, very long forceps were placed through the endoscope and used to grasp the towel. Once we had a good grip, the towel was able to be carefully removed from the gastrointestinal tract with endoscopic guidance.”
Fortunately, Monty was released on the same day. Apparently, she’s feeling all right, but we can only presume her after-surgery dry-mouth is a bit more extreme than usual.
Final thought: Yeah, look, we’re pretty certain there was a sunbathing kid in that towel, but fair’s fair. Monty returned the goods, so we can’t really get too wrapped up in it.
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Video Link: Small Animal Special Hospital/CBS NEWS
H/T: 7 NEWS.