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Last Updated: Tuesday February 02 2010 06:49 GMT

Dog swallows yellow rubber duck

Spike the dog decided on a change of diet and plumped for a duck dinner. The problem? He opted for a yellow rubber duck...

His owners hoped nature would take its course, and said: "every time we pooped and scooped, we'd just check for something but nothing ever came."

But over Christmas Spike fell ill and they rushed him to the vet where an X-ray showed the yellow duck was still there, stuck in his tummy.

Spike is now safe and well, but not after a hefty cost to his owners - the operation cost over £1000!