When I found this article I actually checked the rest of the page it was on just to be sure that it wasn’t some sort of sneaky promotion for the ballet dancer whose photo is mentioned in it.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t. This article was sandwiched between newspaper reports about smallpox quarantine, and troubles with shearers. Not really a prime place for a bit of advertising so I have to assume that they expected their readers to believe the story.
I have done posts in the past about the unusual contents of stomachs, although it seems that sharks are the ones with the most unexpected eating habits*.
None of the reports I have found in the past, however, seem to have had something as fragile as a photo of a ballet dancer doing its best to avoid digestion though.
Now, I’m not too knowledgable about anatomy but I have often seen liver at the butchers. I can easily see how unusual things make their way into a stomach, but a liver? No, I don’t think so.
This article makes me a little scared for the poor critters at the aquarium. Was the person performing the post-mortem also the one charged with keeping them healthy when they were alive? Were there really rocks, pebbles, wire, a bullet, and a photo inside this poor creatures liver or was it some other, more believable, body part that contained the collection? Even I can tell the difference between a liver and a stomach….