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Snake swallows barbecue tongs whole

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AUSTRALIA (CNN) -

A python in Australia had to be hospitalized for eating something that doesn't belong in its diet.

Its owner said he was using a set of barbecue tongs to feed “Winston” a rat.

Not only did Winston swallow the rat, he ate the tongs as well.

The object was clearly seen in the snake's x-ray.

The owner said Winston needed surgery to remove the tongs.

The surgeon said the reptile is now acting normally and drinking water again.

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