An elderly Romanian man was hospitalised after mistakenly cutting off his own penis, which was then eaten by his female dog.
Constantin Mocanu, a 67-year-old from a village near the southeastern town of Galati, rushed out into his yard in his underwear to kill a noisy chicken keeping him awake at night.
But instead of cutting the chicken's throat, Mr Mocanu cut off his own penis.
He said: "I confused it with the chicken's neck. I cut it and the dog rushed and ate it."
Doctors said the man, who was bleeding heavily when brought in by an ambulance, was now out of danger.
In a similar development, a 25-year-old Egyptian man cut off his own penis to spite his family after he was refused permission to marry a girl from a lower class family, police reported Sunday.
"After unsuccessfully petitioning his father for two years to marry the girl, the man heated up a knife and sliced off his reproductive organ," said a police official.
The young man came from a prominent family in the southern Egyptian province of Qena, one of Egypt's poorest and most conservative areas that is also home to the famed ancient Egyptian ruins of Luxor.
The man was rushed to the hospital but doctors were unable to reattach the severed member, the official added citing the police report filed after the incident.