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Poor Dumb Snake Eats Golf Balls Thinking They're Eggs

It's almost cruel, what an Australian farmer did: he put golf balls in his chickens' nests to encourage them to lay eggs. Does that work? Well, it fooled a coastal carpet python, who swallowed two of them.

"The golf balls can only make it so far down the snake and then they get stuck," says Veterinarian Andrew Hill.

"Once that happens they can't eat anything or digest anything else and so they starve."

"Their vision is not that great and if the egg is sitting under a chicken it's most likely to be an egg, these guys don't know too much about the sport of golf."


The snake, dubbed Callaway, was rescued and brought in for surgery. He will be released back into the wild in a few weeks.

[ABC via Devil Ball Golf]

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