Sunday, December 27, 2009

Look whats in the paper today...

...the Sun Herald ran a fantastic story with some great images of a tiny python unfortunate enough to eat the earphones from an Apple ipod (a thoroughly modern affliction). I covered the story for the Veterinarian some weeks back but since I've been informed its already doing the rounds of the internet here's the vetty version. If you can't read the fine print, the 84 gram children's python ate a set of ipod earphones which were successfully removed via endoscopy with alfaxalone anaesthesia. Snake is doing well, earphones are now retired.


  1. OMG!!! LOL!!! Do the headphones still work?

    This blog is unreal. More people should be reading it!

  2. Thanks for the compliments anonymous...the owner has not wanted to use the earphones since they were recovered. So that has not been established. I suspect they would work just fine but I'd want to clean them first...

  3. What a wonderful, not to mention, informative blog!! I wish more pet owners came across this and learned a thing or two..I can't wait to read more!:) ..Thanks Dr Anne!!


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