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Old 12 January 2013, 04:22 AM
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Bonsai Kitten Kitten eats TV aerial and survives

A kitten had a lucky escape after he swallowed a six-inch TV aerial and survived.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/pe...-survives.html
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Old 12 January 2013, 06:00 AM
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The kitten was later fined 600 for not having a TV Licence. It would have been more, but it was a black-and-white kitten.
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Oh. My. Lands. That x-ray was something else!
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Old 13 January 2013, 11:32 AM
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I wonder what sort of reception the owners got at the vet's?
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Old 13 January 2013, 01:35 PM
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There are still such things as TV aerials?

(I'm completely unable to remember the last time I saw one.)

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Old 13 January 2013, 03:04 PM
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Old 13 January 2013, 03:43 PM
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Oh. My. Lands. That x-ray was something else!
I've seen some equally strange X-rays, but they were usually dogs. I guess cats aren't as prone to eating just about anything. Stockings, bits of a living room (including VHS tape, coach cushion chunks, wires), and other oddities. The cats were usually them playing with something and swallowing it by accident, not deliberate eating.
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Old 13 January 2013, 03:55 PM
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I wonder what sort of reception the owners got at the vet's?
They probably got some static over the situation.
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Old 13 January 2013, 06:33 PM
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There are still such things as TV aerials?

(I'm completely unable to remember the last time I saw one.)

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They are still extremely common in the UK - although internal aerials are not as common as external ones. The UK is entirely digital, but for those who do not want, or cannot afford, satellite or cable there is a Freeview service. This is received via an aerial and has over 100 free-to-air television and radio channels. The exact number depends on where you live. For a one-off fee (starting at about 20) you can buy a receiver and the channels come free for ever. You get all the BBC channels - both television and radio - plus the other terrestrial channels and many of the best channels from cable and satellite.

I presume there is a similar service in the USA, but maybe you receive it through a dish or via a cable. (There is a Freesat service available as well, by the way.)
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The exact number depends on where you live. For a one-off fee (starting at about 20) you can buy a receiver and the channels come free for ever. You get all the BBC channels - both television and radio - plus the other terrestrial channels and many of the best channels from cable and satellite.

I presume there is a similar service in the USA, but maybe you receive it through a dish or via a cable. (There is a Freesat service available as well, by the way.)
US over the air TV is totally digital as well. The conversion happened several years ago and there are receiver boxes available for anybody who's not on cable or satellite. Over the air TV in the US is also almost totally advertiser supported so it's not quite the same thing as the BBC and others allowing you to watch some of their channels for free.
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Old 14 January 2013, 01:32 PM
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There are still such things as TV aerials?
They are enjoying a tiny resurgence in the US as well. Many people are dumping cable in favor of streaming over the internet and supplementing that with the normal broadcast stations, which are available in most areas in HD with an antenna.
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This just goes to show that pet owners really need to be tuned in to what their animals are eating.

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Ok I'm done... for now.

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