27 Mar

CALLAWAY’ the coastal carpet python is feeling a bit below par.

He has two uncomfortable lumps in his stomach after swallowing two golf balls he thought were eggs.

A resident from Kyogle in northern NSW had put the balls in his chicken coop to encourage his hens to lay.

But Callaway – named after the famous brand of golf balls – thought the ‘eggs’ were the real thing and duly swallowed them.

The snake has been brought to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s animal hospital where he will undergo surgery later today.

“If we didn’t get the golf balls out, Callaway would eventually starve to death,” vet Andrew Hill said.

Dr Hill said Callaway should make a full recovery and be back in the wild soon.

It’s not the first snake with a bad case of indigestion to be treated at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.


Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized


22 responses to “Callaway

  1. dinkerson

    March 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Lol. What an appropriate name for that snake. I’ve gotta tell you though, never heard of lovin’ a snake enough to pay for surgery.

    Must be a one of a kind. 🙂

    • The Emu

      April 1, 2012 at 2:27 am

      Hi mate , great to hear from you, hope all is well in your neck of the woods
      Dont know why he was called Callaway, he’s a family pet, a rock python I think
      and the owners must like him a lot , for me I would have found a 4 iron or a wedge , lol
      Hope you have a great week ahead

  2. giselzitrone

    March 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Oh eine große Schlange Wünsche dir ein schönes weekend Grüsse lieb Gislinde.

    • The Emu

      March 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Thank you dear friend and a beautiful weekend to you
      Emu and Ian

  3. Alex Autin

    March 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I hope you’ll let us know how Callaway is recovering!

    • The Emu

      March 30, 2012 at 7:38 am

      Alls well Alex, snake recuperating well and taking up billiards instead of golf, lol
      Cheers girl and have a beaut weekend

  4. natswans

    March 29, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Easy mistake to make poor fellow glad he’s on the road to recovery.
    Good post Emu sounds like a good sanctuary.
    Sheila enjoy your day.

    • The Emu

      March 30, 2012 at 7:38 am

      Alls well Sheila, snake recuperating well and taking up billiards instead of golf, lol
      Cheers girl and have a beaut weekend

  5. Sue Dreamwalker

    March 28, 2012 at 5:58 am

    This brings a Lump to my throat! 😉 Emu.. haha
    Happy that Callaway will make a full recovery.. Hope all are well down-under Ian? Take it easy Granpa! 🙂 ~Sue x

    • The Emu

      March 29, 2012 at 2:46 am

      Bloody sick joke Sue , good to see one of my friends has a great sense of humour
      Grandpa is doing well Sue but the signs are emerging that both my kids ,the parents
      are starting to realize that a small baby actually does change your way of life and thinking
      Cheers girl
      Catch ya around tha traps

  6. Androgoth

    March 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I hope that he survives the operation 🙂
    Great posting Ian and I hope that your
    week is a very nice one so far 🙂


    • The Emu

      March 29, 2012 at 2:43 am

      Hi Androgoth , this little fellow will live to scare again
      Only in OZ do incidents like this happen
      Thursday arvo here and weekend coming up
      Trying to catch up on emails at the moment
      Hope all is well in the Jen/Andro world

    • The Emu

      March 30, 2012 at 7:41 am

      Alls well Androgoth, snake recuperating well and taking up billiards instead of golf, lol
      Cheers mate and have a beaut weekend

  7. cat.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    … mystery solved … that’s where them golf balls went … 🙂 Love, cat.

    • The Emu

      March 29, 2012 at 2:40 am

      Hi Cat , great to hear from you
      Only in OZ do incidents like this happen
      Hope all is well with you Princess

  8. prenin

    March 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Eggcelent!!! LOL!!! 🙂

    Hope he survives – that is one pretty snake! 🙂

    God Bless from the plague pit! 🙂


    • The Emu

      March 29, 2012 at 2:39 am

      Only in OZ can incidents like this happen
      He will survive to live again
      Catching up on blogs now mate so will check out your last med report
      Hope its all over

  9. magsx2

    March 27, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Where else would a snake swallow golf balls but in OZ, all I could do was laugh. 🙂

    The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a fantastic place, they do so much for all animals that are in trouble, and a great place to visit as well. 🙂

    • The Emu

      March 29, 2012 at 2:28 am

      I agree mate that its only in OZ that incidents like this happen
      Never been to Currumbin sanctuary but by the sounds of it you have and its a great sanctuary
      Cheers mate Emu

      • magsx2

        March 29, 2012 at 3:04 am

        Yes, I’m from Brisbane and the Currumbin Sanctuary in on the Gold Coast so not far at all. I have been going there for many years. Mum and Dad used to take me there as a child as well, it of course was very different “way back in those days” but it had been a sanctuary for many years, and a lot of people donate for the animals. 😀

        • The Emu

          March 30, 2012 at 7:37 am

          I thought I had heard of that sanctuary before and your post made me recall where,
          I used to live in a small town between Toowoomba and Warwick called Clifton
          and vaguely remember being there once
          Cheers mate with your new government


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