The man, who has not been named, showed up at the Auckland City Hospital and had X-rays and a scan, which revealed the foreign body stuck inside of him, the New Zealand Herald reported.
"The eel was about the size of a decent sprig of asparagus and the incident is the talk of the place," a hospital source told the Herald. "Doctors and nurses have come across people with strange objects that have got stuck where they shouldn't be before, but an eel has to be a first."
The eel was successfully removed and the man was discharged from hospital, the Herald reported.
A hospital spokesman confirmed that "an adult male presented at Auckland City Hospital this week with an eel inside him," but did not comment further "out of respect for the patient's right to privacy."
Okay......... I'm only asking what everyone is thinking..........
How did it get in there?
I'm serious...... if there is a species of fish (i think an eel is a fish) that could swim up your bum then I think we should all be told about it because it might make you think twice about swimming in the sea around New Zealand.
Next question...... why would the eel want to do such a thing. If this is some kind of mutant "Brain Eating" fish then the public need to be informed. This is the sort of story (apparently) that you could tell the kids to stop them swimming in dangerous water.
"Hey Freddy, don't you go in that water because a nasty fish will swim up your bum and eat your brains"
Yep, that would get the job done.
Here is the next question: Did he try to blow it out before going to the doctor, it would save a lot of embarrassment. All it would take would be a pound of sprouts and a few tins of beans to remove the obstruction.
Actually I think we have discovered the answer.....................
A drunken New Zealander is showing off to his friends. "Hold my beer and watch this", he says.
Sprouts and beans get chugged and eel gets inserted.............
After a 10 minute wait the drunken New Zealander exclaims "Oh Crap! Houston we have a problem... its alive and it's climbing higher".
Followed by a short drive to the Walk-in clinic and explain your way out of that one Sport !
Isn't it a wonderful world we live in?