This is a real knee-jerker….
Snail Grew And Hatched In Boy’s Knee
Via HuffPo reports:
No one thinks that a live creature will emerge from a child’s everyday “owie.”
But that’s just happened to 4-year-old Paul Franklin of Aliso Viejo, Calif. It started when he fell and cut his knee on a rock during a family vacation to the beach, the Orange County Register reports.
When it became swollen, Paul’s mom, Rachael, took her son to urgent care, where the doctor said Paul had a staph infection.
But after a course of antibiotics, the wound had not healed; in fact, Rachael noticed her son’s knee was turning black, CBS reports in the video above. Against a doctor’s recommendation, she squeezed the wound to drain it.
A black snail shot out of her son’s knee. “He moved!” Rachael screamed, she recalled to the Register. “There’s a freakin’ little guy in there! Bubbles were coming up.”
Paul’s father, Ken, believes his son must have fallen on a nest on that rock, forcing an egg into his knee, where it began gestating.
Paul, whose knee is almost completely healed, has named the snail Turbo.
This is the stuff of which nightmares – and cheesy Hollywood horror movies – are made. He even kept the damn thing!