Snake eats tongs - level 2
A man from Australia has a pet snake called Winston. One time, the owner used barbecue tongs to feed a rat to the snake.
The snake gripped on to the tongs as well, and the man could not take the tongs from him. The owner left the tongs with Winston. When he returned, the tongs were gone – Winston ate them.
Snakes can bring back food which they don’t like, but the tongs could hurt the snake. The pet snake had to have an operation – doctors removed the tongs and Winston is getting better.
Difficult words: owner (a person who owns – has something), barbecue tongs (a thing which you use to lift meat on the barbecue), grip (to take and hold something tightly).
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