Turtle Gets Surgery After Swallowing Over 900 Coins From Fountain

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tossing coins into a fountain turned out to be bad luck for a sea turtle in Thailand.

Doctors say the turtle, nicknamed “Bank,” swallowed 915 coins from that fountain and wound up on an operating table.

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Doctors say the coins weighed 11 pounds and caused a life-threatening infection.

Surgeons removed the coins and “Bank” is on the road to recovery.


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