A man was forced to undergo radical surgery to have a live fish removed from his intestine.
Graphic footage shows the man from Londrina, Brazil, having an operation to remove a South American lungfish from his body.
In the horrific clip, a surgeon pulls out the eel-like fish, known to grow up to a length of 125 cm (4.10 ft), which had apparently burrowed into the man’s body.
A man was forced to have surgery to have a live South American lungfish removed from his intestines
Moment doctors remove GIANT Lungfish from patients bowel
It can be seen being taken from his abdomen and wrapped in a cloth.
Miraculously, the fish was still very much alive when it was removed – and can be seen wriggling around.
One report suggests it was 2ft long, although this has not been verified.
The creature later had to be euthanised, according to the Brazilian news website esmeraldanoticias.com.
The video of him and the fish, known locally as a piramboia, has become a viral sensation after it was posted on the website LiveLeak.
During the operation, doctors can be heard laughing as the wriggling fish is surgically removed and one is heard to say: ‘This one is for the history’, while another adds: ‘I have just sent the pic by mail.’
Women can be heard laughing and cheering.