From THE MAIL:
Dogs are always putting things in their mouths. But to pick up a 15in metal garden flag post and then swallow it takes some doing. Blue, an eight-week-old grey pit bull who lives with his owners in Mobile, Alabama, managed to do just that.
His owners, rushed him to Rehm Animal Clinic. The surgery took about 90 minutes, and at one point Dr. Caroline Rehm thought the dog was not going to make it. They had to use bolt cutters to break off a crossbar from the shaft, which had prevented Blue from completely ingesting the post.
Being young and strong, the 15 pound pup tolerated the surgery better than most dogs would and he's already eating again.
The relieved owners are now looking into how lucrative a sword swallowing dog act would be on the Las Vegas hotel circuit.
Thanks to Paul(A) for sending me this story.
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