They’re at least kinda digestible, unlike a slipper. A man from the Queensland town of Haigslea in Australia had placed by his bed last Tuesday as he went to sleep, only to find one of them missing in the morning.
Sally Hill, who helped catch the snake with her partner Norman, told ABC News about her theory as to why the reptile devoured the strange item.
“There are lots of mice, possums, and what not out there. My opinion is a rat or possum crawled all over the slipper, or peed on it, or maybe there was a rat or mice in it and the snake saw it,” she told the news outlet.
The snake was taken to HerpVet, where it got a x-ray to ensure the slipper was inside. On Monday, the slipper was removed from its stomach.
“The snake was given fluids, anti inflammatories and pain killers. He woke up well and is off to for rehabilitation in a couple of days,” reads the veterinarian’s Facebook post.
And yes, there’s a video of the operation. Let’s just hope this snake has learnt its lesson about swallowing random things again.
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