A British woman has reportedly been questioned by police on Tenerife after doctors found a dead tortoise inside her privates.
Staff at the A&E department of a medical centre in the south of the island are said to have called officers in after making the bizarre discovery.
The unnamed woman, described as an expat, had sought help after suffering pain in her genital area which doctors diagnosed as an infection caused by the reptile.
Island newspaper El Dia claimed she told police she had begun to feel odd after going out partying with a group of British friends a couple of days earlier — but had no idea how the tortoise ended up where it did.
The size of the reptile has not been revealed.
Island papers — and respected Spanish dailies which have echoed the story — have named the medical centre she attended as El Mojon in the municipality of Arona in the south of the island.
The facility, above the holiday resort of Los Cristianos, operates as a small hospital and is eventually expected to become the main southern Tenerife state hospital.
Police sources in Tenerife confirmed the story was true and officers had been asked to speak to a British woman about the bizarre discovery.
No-one from the hospital was available for comment this afternoon although El Dia said health officials had declined to comment for data protection reasons.
National Police in Tenerife, reported to have been called in to question the woman over concern about how the animal had ended up in her private parts, could not be immediately reached. She is said to have gone to A&E at El Mojon on Saturday.
Spanish daily ABC reported: “A woman of British origin went to A&E at El Mojon in Arona, Tenerife, on Saturday because she felt pain in her private parts.
“The duty doctors inspected her and saw that her discomfort was due to the fact that the woman, who lives on the island, had a dead turtle inside her vagina which had caused a serious infection.”
In December last year doctors revealed the full list of baffling items found in vaginas. — Daily Mail