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    Default Attention: a sea lion's pool is not a wishing well!

    Vets on the money with sea lion's ailment - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)



    Sea lion had swallowed $1.10 in coins and was unwell - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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    It seems the veterinary experts were on the money when they diagnosed why a sea lion at Adelaide Zoo was not eating and was losing weight.

    Tasko is now $1.10 lighter, after surgery to remove seven coins from his stomach.

    The zoo says the sea lion may have mistaken the coins for food when they were thrown into the pool of his exhibit.

    Senior veterinarian Ian Smith says Tasko went for days without eating, slept less and lost 30 kilograms before the coins were found and removed.

    The diagnosis required use of specialised medical equipment because the coins had not shown up in initial X-rays.

    They were hidden behind the other items in Tasko's stomach.

    Dr Smith says several stones also were found.

    He says usually they are not a problem for seals, but they were in this case.

    "The coins are quite well worn, they've been ground down by the stones and potentially releasing metals into his system," he said.

    Vets say it was fortunate all the coins were Australian because foreign coins can contain toxic metals, which would boost the risk of ingestion proving fatal.

    Tasko is now getting back into training and eating well.
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    How can people be so stupid?
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    Probably American tourists.

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    How idiotic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
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    If you haven't noticed, it's not difficult at all.
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    I've seen coins falling through water; the sunlight catching and bouncing off them looks like a small silver fish swimming. Poor sea lion just thought it was fish treats; people deserve to be bitchslapped with baseball bats for this kind of stupid fuckery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baked_tater View Post
    Probably American tourists.
    and your reasoning for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baked_tater View Post
    Probably American tourists.
    You left the country?
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    ^^Thank you... I changed it since..
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    Quote Originally Posted by baked_tater View Post
    Probably American tourists.
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