In today’s edition of WTF Emergency Room, is this story from the US.

Ashley Glawe, of Oregon, was holding her pet snake, named Bart, when the reptile decided to slip through her gauged earlobe.

Then Bart got stuck.

“I tried to get him out myself,” she told CNN.

“And I knew I wasn’t going to be able to without hurting him by pulling him back against his scales.”

After a visit from local fireys, Glawe wasted no more time and went to hospital.


Doctors got Bart out by numbing the area and, after applying some lube, squeezed him out.

While gauges and snakes don’t mix, they sure do make one helluva statement piece you won’t find at Sportsgirl.