An animal hospital in Sydney’s north-west has been taken by surprise after it was tasked with extracting a beach towel from a three-metre-long python.
An animal hospital in Sydney's north-west has been taken by surprise after it was tasked with extracting a beach towel from a three-metre-long python.
"Monty Python", as the family pet is affectionately known, was taken to the Small Animal Specialist Hospital last Thursday after she was found eating a children's beach towel the night before.
A video shared on Facebook by the hospital shows a vet extracting the towel using long forceps. The towel was around one metre from Monty Python's head.
"A flexible endoscope was placed down Monty's gastrointestinal tract, which allowed us to visualise the end of the towel sitting her stomach," the Facebook post read.
"Once we had a good grip, the towel was able to be carefully removed from the gastrointestinal tract with endoscopic guidance."
The team described this type of procedure as "unusual" and "extraordinary".
"It was smiles all round and we are happy to report that both Monty and the beach towel have lived to see another day," the hospital said.
Monty was discharged from hospital the same day, and her owner said she is back to her happy, hungry self.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/vet-pulls-beach-towel-from-pythons-mouth/75786534-8359-470a-83f4-55d39aeb5e99