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This snake ate a golf ball because he thought it was a frozen mouse

It's been a big week for reptiles in golf. First a giant alligator walking on a golf course went viral and scared everyone, and now a crafty snake survived a potentially damaging encounter with a golf ball.

According to the Ohio Wildlife Center, a black rat snake was brought into the hospital because of a large lump in its stomach. Turns out the lump was a golf ball that the snake had found in the wild and eaten. Experts say the snake probably mistook the ball for a frozen mouse, or maybe an egg. Apparently, snakes like to sneak into nests and eat whatever eggs they find. Charming creatures.