Monty, un exemplar de piton diamant, în vârstă de 18 ani, a fost adus de stăpânul său la o clinică veterinară din Sydney, pentru că înghiţise un prosop de plajă de mari dimensiuni, conform Mashable.
„Şarpele a mâncat prosopul voluntar şi nu a mai făcut aşa ceva până acum. Proprietarul (Daniel) a adus-o pe Monty în ziua următoare celei în care a mâncat prosopul”, a spus un purtător de cuvânt al Small Animal Special Hospital din Sydney, clinica veterinară unde a fost tratat Monty, pentru Mashable.
Pentru a extrage prosopul – procedură care i-a salvat viaţa lui Monty – veterinarii au folosit o serie de radiografii, pentru a localiza corpul străin, un endoscop flexibil, pentru a vedea prosopul, şi o doză sănătoasă de anestezic.
😱 🐍 Monty Python and The Missing Beach Towel😳 We see all kinds of interesting cases in our Avian and Exotics Department, but it's not every day we see something quite as unusual and as extraordinary as this case. Monty is an 18 year old Female Jungle Carpet Python weighing 5 kg and 3m long, who presented to Dr Olivia Clarke at our Avian and Exotics Department at SASH after she was seen eating an entire beach towel the night before! Monty was anaesthetised and radiographs were taken to confirm the location of the start of the towel.A flexible endoscope was placed down Monty's gastrointestinal tract, which allowed us to visualise the end of the towel sitting in her stomach. With assistance from our internal medicine team, very long forceps were placed through the endoscope and used to grasp the towel. Once we had a good grip, the towel was able to be carefully removed from the gastrointestinal tract with endoscopic guidance. It was smiles all round and we're happy to report that both Monty and the beach towel have lived to see another day! Monty was discharged from hospital the same day and her owner reports she is back to her happy, hungry self.
Gepostet von SASH – Small Animal Specialist Hospital am Sonntag, 23. Februar 2020
„Monty s-a recuperat bine şi apetitul i-a revenit la normal”, a mai spus putătorul de cuvânt.