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April 2005

Poor “Apollo” the boxer dog might have been one hungry pup the day he
swallowed a rubber duck. But five years later, his owner has learned to keep
‘duck’ off the menu! Upon swallowing the toy duck, Apollo was whisked to the
vet where his owner, from Ostersund Sweden, was told to allow the rubber duck
to come out ‘naturally’. After years passed and no duck appeared, the owner
assumed the toy had dissolved in the boxer’s stomach. But, when the dog began
vomiting and refusing to drink, Apollo the boxer went under the knife to have
the rubber duck removed by Swedish vets. The toy had become black and hard as a
rock while inside the dog. But as a testament to the durability of children’s
toys, it was still intact and recognizable as a rubber duck.