Eel swims into fishmonger's bottom
By MSN NZ
December -2147483629, 1969 -8:-31:-23 GMT-06:00
A Chinese fishmonger almost died after an eel swam into his bottom.
Li Chang was sitting on the edge of a tank at a warehouse in Guangzhou in southern China when he fell back into a container of live eels, The Sun newspaper reports.
The 43-year-old said he was horrified when he felt one swim up his trousers and into his bottom.
He said he was too embarrassed to tell anyone what had happened and continued working.
But colleagues called emergency services after he collapsed.
Doctors performed a five hour surgery to remove the creature and repair the severe internal injuries caused by it moving around.
"The eel had badly injured the patient," a hospital spokesman was quoted as saying.
"If he had not arrived when he did he would have died.
"We expect he will make a full recovery though."