New Zealand man gets eel stuck up his butt

By Kay Steiger
Monday, September 24, 2012 15:24 EDT
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Longfin eels, commonly found in New Zealand (Shutterstock)
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An unnamed New Zealand man showed up at an emergency room in Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand within the last week with an eel stuck in his butt.

“The eel was about the size of a decent sprig of asparagus and the incident is the talk of the place,” a hospital source told the New Zealand Herald when the paper confirmed the incident took place. The source also mentioned this was the first time an eel had been found up someone’s bottom, even though finding objects in that crevice isn’t uncommon.

Doctors reportedly successfully removed the fish and the man was later released. Hospital officials did not confirm what type of eel made its way to the unusual location.

“No further comment will be made out of respect for the patient’s right to privacy,” Matt Rogers, spokesman for Auckland District Health Board, told the New Zealand newspaper.

[Longfin eels, commonly found in New Zealand via Shutterstock]

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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