Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cell phone was swallowed by crocodile

Crocodile loses appetite after swallowing cell phone

In Ukraine a cell phone was swallowed by a crocodile and has refused to touch his food for a month and attempts to prompt nature to take its course have so far failed, vets said Saturday.

The ring tone could be heard from inside the reptile for several days afterwards. The Nile crocodile named Gena, who will turn 15 next month, swallowed the phone when a visitor tried to take a picture of him in late December.
Eduard Manukyan, a representative of the aquarium in Ukraine's eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk, said that "He moves around, goes into water but has not eaten for a month,".
Gena's condition was worsening by the day but staff fear an operation to extract the phone may be too dangerous, Manukyan said.
"Now we will be trying to warm up the water and air to speed up digestion,"


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