Snake Eats Four Golf Balls

An x-ray showing four golf balls stuck inside a carpet python.A carpet python has been operated on by Gold Coast vets to remove four golf balls from its intestine.

"People have been putting golf balls under their brooding hens pretending that they are eggs to make the chickens happy," senior veterinarian at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Dr Michael Pyne said.

"The snake has got in thinking that he has got a free meal and swallowed up these four golf balls."

The snake was found by residents at a house at Nobby's Creek near Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales.

The snake - nicknamed Augustus - is currently being rehabilitated by a wildlife carer and is expected to make a full recovery. It should be released back into the wild in a couple of weeks.

Source: The Age
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