Eel Removed From Man’s Bottom / Sex Doll Saved / Flasher Was Getting Some Sun

To avoid barraging people’s email with updates, I’ve decided to just place a few stories on one page. These are the most talked about stories around the office on this Monday. I was hoping you’d enjoy them too.

Eel Removed From Man’s Bottom In New Zealand

Talk about being saved at the eel-eventh hour.

A man in Auckland, New Zealand had a rather embarrassing emergency last week when he had to ask doctors to remove an eel from his bottom.

An Auckland City Hospital spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post. But Matt Rogers, spokesman for Auckland District Health Board, confirmed that a man was treated for the condition at ACH.

“In response to a direct query from the Herald on Sunday, we can confirm that an adult male presented at Auckland City Hospital this week with an eel inside him,” Rogers said. “No further comment will be made out of respect for the patient’s right to privacy.”

It’s unclear how the eel got inside the man, but the patient was treated successfully and released.

Perhaps he should consider himself lucky.

Last year, Zhang Nan had to have Chinese doctors remove an eel from inside his bladder. The creature had slithered there through his penis during a strange spa treatment that the Los Angeles Times describes as “similar to those unusual pedicures that have fish eat dead skin off people’s feet — except that you’re fully submerged, and you’re probably naked, and there are eels all over you.”

At least both Nan and the New Zealand man were fortunate to escape their predicaments with their lives. In 2010, it was reported that another Chinese man died from internal bleeding after an eel was inserted into his rectum, apparently as a practical joke.

Blow-Up Sex Doll ‘Rescued’ By Turkish Divers In Black Sea

ISTANBUL, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Turkish rescue workers retrieved an inflatable sex doll from the Black Sea after police were notified by panicked residents who mistook it for a woman’s body floating offshore, Milliyet newspaper reported on Sunday.

Police cordoned off a wide stretch of beach in northern Samsun province and sent a team of divers into the water to rescue what appeared to be a drowning woman, it said.

The team quickly discovered it was in fact a blow-up doll, which they deflated before throwing in the garbage, the daily said.

It was not clear where the blow-up doll had came from. The Black Sea is a key tourism destination for Turks and also sees busy international maritime shipping traffic. (Reporting By Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Sophie Hares)

Accused Flasher Said He Was Just Getting ‘Some Sun’

Maybe Seattle’s not the best city to try this defense.

A convicted sex offender, who was allegedly caught masturbating with his pants down in a Seattle park last month, tried to convince the cops that he was just getting “some sun.”

The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports that 44-year-old Tracy McDonald was allegedly flashing an unidentified 23-year-old woman.

“There was absolutely no sun where he was standing,” Seattle Detective Donna Stangeland said, according to recently released court documents.

McDonald’s defense may suffer from rain-soaked Seattle’s reputation as a not-so-ideal locale for sunbathers. He was charged with felony indecent exposure.

CBS Seattle reports that McDonald’s criminal record includes two convictions for felony indecent exposure, as well as three misdemeanor indecent exposure convictions.

Of course, accused flashers have offered authorities many curious explanations over the years.

In 2008, the Houston Chronicle reported on a Texas doctor whose lawyers insisted their client could not have flashed an undercover cop because his penis was too small to be seen.

The doctor was convicted of indecent exposure.