A doctor in China couldn't help herself after she recently treated a man whose colon had been perforated by the eel he had stuck up his butt.
According to the doctor, the 20" eel gnawed its way through the man's colon into his body, causing massive internal bleeding.
"The eel was simply trying to find its way out," another doctor is quoted as saying.
Happily, surgeons who worked through the night to extract the fish from the man's gut were able to save his life.
Shockingly, the eel survived the ordeal as well, though it didn't stick around for long.
Three years ago, a similar story took a decidedly unfunny turn after a Chinese man was badly injured by an eel that was inserted into his anus by his friends as a prank. He later succumbed to those injuries.