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Crocodile faces surgery after eating phone

A 14-year-old crocodile may need life-saving surgery after eating a mobile phone.

4 year old crocodile Gena, in her enclosure at an oceanarium in the eastern Ukraine city of Dnipropetrovsk
4 year old crocodile Gena, in her enclosure at an oceanarium in the eastern Ukraine city of Dnipropetrovsk
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A CROCODILE IN Ukraine is facing an uncertain future after eating a mobile phone.

Gena, a 14-year-old crocodile, has been taken ill after a visitor dropped a mobile phone into her enclosure last month.

Rimma Golovko complained to workers at the aquarium that the crocodile had swallowed her phone but they didn’t believe her – not until they heard a ringing sound coming from the crocodile’s stomach.

Surgery may now be a last resort for the reptile, who will go for an X-ray next week.

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