Doctors in southern China performed emergency surgery on a man who tried to cure his painful constipation by inserting a live eel up his anus.
The unidentified man told hospital staffers that people in his village told him to stuff the live animal up his rectum because eels were so great at burrowing through mud, sand, and pebbles they would have no problem cleaning out his colon.
Unfortunately for the man the eel didn't stop when it dug through his clogged intestines and ended up still alive in the man's abdominal cavity.
The man is expected to recover.
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