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43 zoknit találtak egy dán dog gyomrában... és túlélte!

Dog survives operation to remove 43 socks form his stomach

Sock quantities should not be hard to figure out; one on each foot and zero in each stomach. Unfortunately, a 3-year-old Great Dane got confused and instead ate 43 of the things.

The dog’s owners took him to an animal hospital in Portland, Oregon, after they found him groaning and retching. The hospital took X-rays and confirmed there were socks in the animal’s stomach, which were removed in a two-hour operation.

Despite the intrusive surgery, the dog survived. Dr Ashley Magee, from the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, said it was one of the most bizarre incidents the hospital had ever encountered and broke hospital records, unsurprisingly. She told CNN: ‘We opened up his stomach and kept removing sock after sock of all different shapes and sizes.’

Veterinarians at the hospital were so impressed with the haul that they entered it into the annual ‘They ate What?’ competition and won $500 for third place. They were beaten by a frog who ate 30 rocks in his cage, and a German shorthaired pointer who managed to consume a kebab skewer.

Don’t worry, they both survived.


quantity – mennyiség
to figure out – kiszámolni, rájönni
Great Dane – dán dog
to get confused – összezavarodni
to retch – öklendezni
to take X-rays – megröntgenezni
to confirm – megerősíteni
despite – ellenére
surgery – műtét
incident – eset
to encounter – találkozni valamivel
to break a record – rekordot dönteni
to remove – eltávolítani
to be impressed with – lenyűgözi valami
annual – éves
competition – verseny
frog – béka
cage – ketrec
pointer – vadászkutya
skewer – nyárs

Match the words with the synonyms.

1. to encounter

a) in spite of

2. to figure out

b) to take out

3. to remove

c) yearly

4. despite

d) to meet

5. annual

e) to realize

answers: 1-d 2-e 3-b 4-a 5-c

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