Crocodile Discovers Phones Do Not Make For A Healthy Meal!

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14-year old Gena was enjoying a quiet day at Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk Aquarium, lazing around with the three other crocodiles and getting out of the water every now and again, to impress the gawking visitors. However, what happened next, is something the poor crocodile will never forget.

One of the visitors, Rimma Golovko, happened to be admiring Gena when he decided to show off his massive teeth. Hoping to catch an impressive shot of Gena's big mouth, Ms. Golovko stretched out her arm with a Nokia phone in hand - To her horror, the phone slipped and plonked into the water right next to Gena, who immediately swallowed it up!

The story was so unreal that the officials did not believe Rimma until they heard the phone ringing inside Gena's stomach. However, given that the mighty crocodile can digest buffalos, cattle and even humans should they come across one, they were not too concerned.

Turns out, they were totally wrong. It's four weeks and counting since the incident and Gena, still weighed down by the phone, is refusing to eat, drink or even play with his three mates. Instead, he lies around lethargic and unable to even swim. To help him out, aquarium officials have tried tempting him with treats like live quail, injected with laxatives and vitamins. But, the African crocodile refuses to even look at them.

If Gena continues to avoid food for another week and is unable to pass the phone out naturally, the veterinarian plans to take an X-Ray to pin down the exact location. He is however, reluctant to perform surgery, since the incision and stitches will take at least three weeks to heal and could be dangerous for Gena.

Meanwhile, the phone keeps ringing inside poor Gena's body startling him even more, and while its apologetic owner has given up all hope to get it back intact, she is optimistic about retrieving at least the SIM card, which holds all her valuable contacts and numbers - We sure hope it works out for both of them!

Resources:telegraph.co.uk,latimesblogs.latimes.com

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477 Comments
  • loverabout 2 years
    that's really sad. I hope Gena is ok
    • posyover 2 years
      why does aphpiri think it was an i phone it like could have been a samsung or a nokia but then again most girls nowdays hve them...not mee im twelve but im not getting a phone for ages.this was a really cool article
      • Lalaabout 3 years
        So sad
        • someonealmost 6 years
          I hope its ok
        • quazarlearner
          quazarlearneralmost 6 years
          That's so weird
          • roguetitan
            roguetitanalmost 6 years
            exactly why would they swallow a mobile device it's not like it's made of chicken =^)
            • tarzharneabout 6 years
              they are carnivore
              • Bobover 6 years
                That's sad
                • swaggboyover 6 years
                  nice
                  • aphpiri
                    aphpiriover 6 years
                    It probably lived, but what the heck?Phones contian dangerous chemicals. . .