Thai vets have operated on a sea turtle to remove more than 900 coins she swallowed after they were thrown into her enclosure for good luck.
The coins and other objects removed from the turtle named Omsin - 'piggy bank' in Thai - weighed 5kg. The turtle itself weighed 59kg.
The green sea turtle, living at a conservation centre in Sriracha, Chonburi, east of the Thai capital of Bangkok, had been finding it hard to swim normally because of the weight.
The vets said they believed the seven-hour-long operation was the world's first such surgery.
"We think it will take about a month to ensure she will fully recover," said Nantarika Chansue, of Chulalongkorn University's veterinary science faculty, adding that the turtle would need six more months of physical therapy.
There was no immediate estimate of the value of the coins, some of them foreign and many corroded.