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Doctors operate on snake to remove golf balls seen in its stomach

By Mason White 10:12 AM March 21, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) Veterinarian doctors were able to save a snake after it ate golf balls.

The snake was found in a chicken coop in Georgia, after it apparently mistook the golf balls for eggs.

When it was found, the snake was seen with two large lumps in its body. The snake was taken the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, where veterinarians cared for it.

Veterinarians took x-rays of the snake’s body and discovered two golf balls in its stomach. Veterinarians had to perform a delicate surgery to remove the balls.

There was no way that the balls were going to pass through its system and the snake would have died if the balls were not removed. The surgery was successful and employees posted photos of the strange experience to Facebook.

The snake was given antibiotics and doctors are hoping that it will recover quickly.