22 Jan '11, 1pm

Ukrainian aquarium staff didn't believe a visitor who said a croc swallowed her phone. Then the reptile started ringing

KIEV - WORKERS at a Ukrainian aquarium didn't believe it when a visitor said a crocodile swallowed her phone. Then the reptile started ringing. The accident in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk sounds a bit like Peter Pan, in which a crocodile happily went 'tick-tock' after gulping down an alarm clock. But Gena, the 14-year-old croc who swallowed the phone, has hardly been living a fairy tale: He hasn't eaten or had a bowel movement in four weeks and appears depressed and in pain. Gena noshed on the Nokia phone after Rimma Golovko dropped it in the water. She had stretched out her arm, trying to snap a photo of Gena opening his mouth, when the phone slipped. 'This should have been a very dramatic shot, but things didn't work out,' she said. Employees were skeptical when Ms Golovko told them what happened. 'But then the phone started ringing and the sound was coming from i...

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