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Old 09-25-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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Important PSA: The correct place for an eel is not your bottom

It seems some people aren't aware of this, so I thought I'd better share.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10835890

A man sought emergency treatment at hospital in Auckland this week with an eel stuck up his bottom.

The unnamed individual presented himself at the A&E department at Auckland City Hospital to explain his embarrassing problem.

It is believed the patient was sent for X-rays and a scan, which showed there was an eel lodged inside him.

"The eel was about the size of a decent sprig of asparagus and the incident is the talk of the place," a hospital source said. "Doctors and nurses have come across people with strange objects that have got stuck where they shouldn't be before, but an eel has to be a first."

It is unclear how the eel managed to be trapped inside the man. It is believed medics successfully removed it and the man was later discharged.

A hospital spokesman last night confirmed the bizarre incident had taken place.

"In response to a direct query from the Herald on Sunday, we can confirm that an adult male presented at Auckland City Hospital this week with an eel inside him," Matt Rogers, spokesman for Auckland District Health Board, said.

He added: "No further comment will be made out of respect for the patient's right to privacy."

According to the Department of Conservation website, there are two main types of eel found in New Zealand - the shortfin and the longfin.

Eels migrate up streams as elvers to find suitable adult habitat. After many years they migrate to the Pacific Ocean to breed and die. Eels are secretive, nocturnal and prefer habitats with plenty of cover. They hunt by smell rather than sight.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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Unfortunatly I think I know how it must of got stuck up there
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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I worked in an ER, registration, we saw lots of things. I remember a nurse telling a story of a man with something up his behind, (don't want to use the word here on the dis), but anyway the surgeon had a wicked sense of humor and asked one of the nurses did the patient want him to remove it, or just turn it one for him. LOL Some people, I just don't get it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:06 AM   #4
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That's a moray!
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:15 AM   #5
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OMG, that was hysterical. Good job.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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when i was in HS, i had a friend who's BF was a couple years older, and training to be a paramedic. he said that, about once a month, they'd get a call to go pick up this guy who had a mayonnaise jar stuck up his rear-end. they'd go pick him up, and take him to the ER. same guy, once a month, every month. weird.
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when i was in HS, i had a friend who's BF was a couple years older, and training to be a paramedic. he said that, about once a month, they'd get a call to go pick up this guy who had a mayonnaise jar stuck up his rear-end. they'd go pick him up, and take him to the ER. same guy, once a month, every month. weird.
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