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Mar 08, 2017

The turtle who gobbled coins (video)

Bank the turtle is recovering in Thailand after gobbling up coins that tourists threw money into her pond for luck.

The 25-year-old reptile was found struggling to breath and had a cracked shell, leading vets to believe she had a tumour.

But x-rays revealed an enormous lump of metal inside her stomach.

They have now performed a life-saving seven-hour surgery and pulled out a staggering 915 coins from around the world with an estimated value of over £800.

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