Gena The Crocodile Swallowed Rimma Golovko’s Cellphone, Starts Ringing In Gena’s Tummy

By on Jan 22, 2011 in Animals, Europe, Science, World Comments
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A 14-year-old crocodile named Gena reportedly swallowed a cellphone at a Ukrainian zoo in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk.

The incident happened when a certain Rimma Golovko dropped her phone as she tried to photograph the crocodile in December.

Workers at Ukrainian zoo were skeptical when Golovko told them what happened. They were only convinced when the phone starts ringing and the sounds were coming from the inside of the crocodile’s tummy.

Report said that Gena has been refusing food and acting listless since it swallowed the phone. Doctors tried to feed the reptile with laxative-stuffed partridges hoping that Gena would lose the phone when nature took its course. However, the Ukrainian crocodile has not eaten or had a bowel movement in four weeks and appears depressed and in pain.

The crocodile will be taken for an X-ray next week if it continues to refuse food. It will undergo a surgical operation to remove the phone from its tummy.



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