This Bird's X-Ray After Swallowing Tweezers Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Turns out this bird not only has eyes bigger than its belly, but pretty much its entire body.

The jackdaw managed to chow down on a pair of tweezers, and we don't know whether to be truly terrified or impressed.

He was rescued in Derbyshire, UK, where vets from animal organization RSPCA took this nightmarish X-ray. LOOK AT IT.


Wildlife vet Dr. Bev Panto said,

When I saw the X-rays and the size of the tweezers he had swallowed, I thought there was absolutely no chance this poor jackdaw could survive. The tweezers stretched the whole length of his digestive system - right from his crop to his intestines and the sharp ends were piercing through his skin. But after a challenging and intricate surgery to remove the tweezers via his stomach, and a nail-biting hour watching him recover, he proved he was quite the little fighter.

Dr. Panto suspects the bird was being hand-fed with a pair of tweezers when he snatched them out of the feeder's hand.


The little thing's doing fine now, but he's already been spotted eyeing up some toenail clippers.

Citations: RSPCA