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Aquarium croc gets the blues after swallowing a visitor's cell phone

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Aquarium croc gets the blues after swallowing a visitor's cell phone
Crocodile Gena from the aquarium in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk is not feeling very well, after wolfing down the Nokia of a careless visitor. Rimma Golovko dropped the phone in the croc's pool, while stretching out to take a picture of the reptile while he was opening his mouth, and Gena immediately snapped and swallowed the handset.

The aquarium attendants refused to believe her at first, but when they rang her phone, and the sound was coming from inside the crocodile, it was clear that Gena had a Nokia for lunch. "His behavior has changed," said an employee named Alexandra. "He moves very little and swims much less than he used to."

Gena has stopped eating and paying attention to the three African crocodiles around him, and vets will take him to X-ray next week, if the phone doesn't pass through. Surgery is considered as a last resort, since wounds heal slowly in reptiles, but the vets might have to do it after all, if the cell phone continues to worsen the crocodile's health. The girl that was the reason for the commotion hopes to retrieve her SIM card with her pictures and contacts.

source: AP via Reghardware

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posted on 26 Jan 2011, 12:03

1. xxA4Hxx (unregistered)


LOL, sim card and pictures good luck. it is now consider destroyed by nature.
Specially since sim cards dont hold pictures.

posted on 26 Jan 2011, 13:20

2. billypunk13 (unregistered)


They should feed her to the remaining crocodiles that still have an appetite. Maybe Gena will join in on the fun, and parts of Rimma can join her beloved SIM card.

posted on 26 Jan 2011, 14:50

3. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


that long ud figure the stomach acid already killed it.

posted on 27 Jan 2011, 03:27

4. ikandixclusive (Posts: 10; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)


awww thats crazy

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