Snake Eats Tongs – level 3

06-06-2022 15:00

A pet python named Winston underwent surgery to remove a pair of barbecue tongs that he had swallowed.

Snakes have an ability to regurgitate food if they change their mind on what they ate, but vets at Adelaide University in Australia were not convinced that Winston was going to regurgitate even if he tried, so they operated on the python.

The snake drama unfolded when Winston’s owner used the tongs to feed a dead rat to him, which he then gripped on to. The owner was unable to free the tongs, so he left them with Winston only to return later to find that the snake had swallowed them whole. Vets reported that the pet will make a good recovery.

Difficult words: python (a large snake which has no venom – venom Is a poison), tongs (a tool that you use to lift up small things), regurgitate (bring back food), unfold (happen).

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