Crocodile's Appetite On Hold After Eating Phone

It begins ringing inside Ukraine croc
By Damon Albarn,  Newser User
Posted Jan 21, 2011 6:37 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Jan 22, 2011 10:25 AM CST
Image from video shows Gena, the phone-eating crocodile in Ukraine.   (AP Photo/ Associated Press Television News)

(User Submitted) – In a modern take on Peter Pan, a crocodile in a Ukraine zoo has swallowed a visitor’s cellphone. Rimma Golovko had been stretching out to get a good picture of the croc named Gena when the phone slipped out of her hand. Staff didn't believe her until it started to ring, drawing inevitable comparisons with the crocodile in Peter Pan, whose approach could be heard by the “tick-tock” of the alarm clock it had swallowed, notes AP.

"This should have been a very dramatic shot, but things didn't work out," said Golovko. The bad news is that zookeepers are concerned by the loss of appetite and listless behavior of Gena since she swallowed the phone, and she could face surgery. Golovko, meanwhile, would love to get her SIM card back.

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