Dog had to have an operation after eating loads of socks

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This February 2014 file photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, shows an X-ray of a dog that consumed a number of socks in Portland, OreAP

Vets in America had a surprise when they operated on a dog and found 43 and a half socks in its stomach.

The 64kg Great Dane liked chewing socks but no-one knew he was swallowing them whole.

The vets, who operated on the dog in February, said that it was the most socks they had pulled out of an animal.

The dog has now won a prize for its strange eating habits.

Luckily the dog made a full recovery.

A photo shows a handful of the socks that were removed from the dog's stomachAP
These are the socks which were pulled out of the dog's stomach.

Now the hungry dog has taken third place in a contest entitled "They Ate WHAT?", organised by vet magazine Veterinary Practice News.

The top prize went to a frog that ate more than 30 ornamental rocks from his cage.

Judges also awarded other honourable mentions to a kitten that ate a toy alien figure and a golden retriever that swallowed a light bulb.