A Chinese man had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a live eel from his intestines, and told doctors that he had put the eel up his anus in order to cure constipation. Wondering why you can't poop? Here's the weird reason. According to an article published by The Sun , the man had been experiencing constipation and was told by his friends to try this "folk remedy" as a cure. Heads up, there is zero scientific evidence to back up that an eel will do anything for your digestive system except wreak total havoc, which this one did.
Family Ophichthidae - eels, snake. Copyright For comments, suggestions or to report errors: txmarspecies tpwd. Sooty eel Bascanichthys bascanium Family Ophichthidae - eels, snake. Distinguishing Characteristics. Body elongate, snake-like; color brown on head and upper body, lower body light; body slender; head, mouth and teeth small, snout pointed, upper jaw extends past lower jaw; anterior nostrils in tubes under snout; posterior nostrils inside mouth on upper lip; no caudal fin, tail pointed and fleshy; dorsal fin starts anterior to gill slits and continues till near end of tail; anal fin present; gill slits on lower sides, almost ventral; no pelvic fins, pectoral fins tiny flaps, just behind gill slits hard to see without magnification.
Our shortfin eel Anguilla australis is also found in Australia and some Pacific Islands. We also have a recently introduced longfin eel from Australia Anguilla reinhardtii. Longfin eels can be identified because the dorsal top fin is longer and extends further forward than the anal bottom fin. In the shortfin species, the dorsal and anal fins are of a similar length. Unfortunately, the New Zealand longfin is classified as a threatened species because of its gradual decline in numbers.
A man in China's southeastern Guangdong province admitted himself to a local hospital after he reportedly got a live eel stuck inside him. According to British tabloid The Sun, the man inserted the inch-long Asian swamp eel into his anus after seeing it done in a porn movie , and he had to endure all-night surgery to have it extracted. According to a HuffPost translation of a blogger's post on Chinese message board forum Mop. A graphic X-ray image seen below shows how far inside the eel was when the man came in for treatment. According to The Sun, the man is still recovering at the hospital and might face animal cruelty charges.