NEW YORK (CNN) – An interesting contest comes with an interesting name. It’s called, “They ate what?” It’s a totally different kind of pet shaming run by vets nationwide.
You never know where their nose has been, what they’re guilty of eating until you see the x-ray and learn what hooked them.
From Marley the pooch who grabbed a shish kabob skewer loaded with meat to Yoda the Chihuahua who somehow swallowed nine sewing needles. We present the winners of the 2014 x-ray contest organized by Veterinary Practice News.
Maybe you’ve already seen the Great Dane that gulped down 43 and a half socks. The vet had to slice open his stomach removing sock after sock of all different shapes, colors, and sizes.
For some reason, first prize went to a frog that had the munchies and ate 30 ornamental stones in his cage. Then, there was the light bulb Cody the golden retriever swallowed and managed to pass intact.
Talk about swallowing alien objects; Mitchell the cat actually ingested a toy alien. Its outstretched arms made it impossible to pull out, so they had to operate, all of the pets you see here recovered from their meals.
Take stella the pug, she downed 104 pennies and a quarter: $1.29.
Norris the rat terrier won honorable mention thanks to this non-descript metal clip the x-ray revealed. Attached to it was his owner’s bra. Even a lizard received honorable mention for swallowing a tiny banana from Barbie’s dream house, where he occasionally lounges.