A reprobate eel slithered its way up a man’s penis and all the way into the inside of his bladder. The man had been participating in an ancient ritual during an unorthodox beauty spa treatment in China.
“Zhang Nan was bathing with live eels to cleanse his skin when one rogue serpent took a liking to his manhood,” Metro.co.uk reported.
An eel “treatment” is a similar concept found in popular London spas, they are offering fish pedicures.
In an attempt to make him look ten years younger, Nan dove into the eel infested water where the fish could feast upon layers of dead skin.
However, after lying in the spa bath, Nan suddenly felt a sharp pain. That was when he realized a small eel was making its way up Nan’s urethra and ultimately into his bladder.
“I climbed into the bath and I could feel the eels nibbling my body. But then suddenly I felt a severe pain and realized a small eel had gone into the end of my penis. I tried to hold it and take it out, but the eel was too slippery to be held and it disappeared up my penis,” The 56-year-old from Honghu, Hubei province said.
Nan rushed himself to hospital, and underwent a three-hour operation that fully removed the six-inch eel, which was dead by the time doctors found it.
The surgeon who operated on Nan, Jin Wang, said that since eels are so slippery by nature, it was able to make a sleek entry into Nan’s genitals.
‘The diameter of the urethra in a man’s penis is just a little narrower, but because eels are quite slippery, its body worked as a lubricant and so it got into the penis smoothly,” he said.
Though the eel did not make it through the ordeal, Nan’s genitals are just fine.