Mmmm.....Yummy eggs ! - Oops They Are Golf Balls!

By Meera Dolasia on January 3, 2008

This greedy python in Brisbane, Australia mistook four golf balls for eggs and quickly devoured them. The golf balls had been left in the chicken coop by the owners to try encourage the hens to lay more eggs.

Instead the couple came out to find the balls gone and a lumpy-looking python lying nearby. The couple quickly rushed the 32-inch non-poisonous carpet python, to a nearby veterinarian, who had to perform surgery to remove the balls.

The snake left such an impression on the veterinarian, Michael Pyne, that he decided to name him "Augusta", after the club that hosts the Masters golf championships. 

While the snake is making a speedy recovery, it received 10 stitches and had to spend four days in the hospital. Additionally, it will need a month's rehabilitation (healing), before it can be let out in the wild again.

Enjoy the video below - notice the X-Ray which, shows the four golf balls sitting in the tummy!

Sources: timesofindia.com, news.com.au

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  • swaggerstand321Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:46 am
    that snake is very hungry an he must be really tierd of eating animals
    • benMonday, August 18, 2014 at 9:52 am
      I cant believe the snake ate golf balls!!!
      • arnoldWednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:41 am
        ewww
        • gurgle
          gurgleWednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm
          That's awesome and kind of dangerous
          • Maximum rideThursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:03 am
            That is really um............ Strange but poor snake
            • Snake manWednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:03 am
              :[ I LOVE SNAKES i have five at home they are ball pythons mines name is fluffy
              • rozeb
                rozebTuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm
                Also, that poor snake. hamster, tell your sister to look at this.
                • ravermccare
                  ravermccareFriday, May 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm
                  HOW DO you, otter and hamster know each other so well?
                • rozeb
                  rozebTuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm
                  Oh wow. I would "love" to see that in person. Not really. I was being sarcastic.
                  • ravermccare
                    ravermccareFriday, May 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm
                    Obviously, because no one would actually want to see that
                  • yellew
                    yellewFriday, May 16, 2014 at 9:32 am
                    COOL
                    • braste
                      brasteWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:18 am
                      cool

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