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Dog eats 13 golf balls, owner teed off

30 January 2010 [11:53] - TODAY.AZ
‘He finds golf balls like truffles,’ says owner of black Labrador Oscar.
Hard to stomach: Oscar swallowed 13 golf balls Hard to stomach: Oscar swallowed 13 golf balls.

Owner Chris Morrison walks Oscar on a golf course near his Dunfermline home, and was first alerted to his hound’s gold-ball eating tendencies when he heard a rattling noise emanating from his stomach.

A worried Mr Morrison took the five-year-old dog to see a vet, who found a stunning total of 13 balls in his stomach.

One of them had been in there so long that it had turned black and was decomposing, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Mr Morrison said: ‘He finds golf balls like truffles. We're not sure how long exactly this happened over - but it must have been a fair period, several months at least.

‘I felt his stomach and heard them rattling around. He normally brings a few home, but I had no idea he had eaten so many.

‘It is normally around the ninth and 12th fairways that we go around - and he just goes and searches for them wherever the golfers lose them.’

Vet Bob Hesketh, who performed the op, was astonished by Oscar’s golfing diet, saying: ‘It was like a magic trick. I opened him up and felt what I thought was two or three golf balls. But they just kept coming until we had a bag full.’

A little birdie has told us that Oscar has made a full recovery…


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