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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 09, 2017, 02:49
Duration : 01:25

Thailand turtle swallows 900 coins, here's why?

Thailand 25-year-old female green sea turtle nicknamed Bank swallowed 900 coins as Thai people tossed coins in sea to bring good luck. But the coins eventually formed a 5kg ball in Bank’s stomach. The weight cracked her ventral shell, causing a life-threatening infection. Vets in Bangkok operated on the 25-year-old female green sea turtle, whose indigestible diet was the result of tourists seeking good fortune by tossing coins into her pool over many years in the eastern town of Sri Racha. Around five surgeons removed the coins over four hours while Bank was anesthetised. The ball was too big to take out through a 10cm incision, so it had to be removed a few coins at a time. Many of them had corroded or partially dissolved.
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