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Roy 08-24-2013 11:24 AM

Snake rescue
 
Wow what a day. Today is Saturday and at around 10:50 I was at work when I received a frantic call from my wife telling me that she saw a snake in the back yard and she called the dogs into the house thinking that it may have been a venomous snake. Anyway, long story short, I came home, found no snake and the dogs were ok. I decided to do some work in the garden and when I moved a few timber pallets to build some garden boxes, I found a very scared Carpet Python hiding amongst them.
http://www.boatips.com/forums/pictur...pictureid=1069
I realized that he was the one that freaked out my wife and dogs. I took a few photos then decided to pick him up and release him into the bushland behind our house where he came from, then I realized that he was hurt. My dog had bit him and he was bleeding from the nose.
http://www.boatips.com/forums/pictur...pictureid=1070
If you look at the last picture closely you can see his injury. As soon as I saw it, I told my wife we need to get him to a vet. We both jumped into the car and raced him down the road to the nearest vet that specializes in reptiles, but unfortunately at 5:00pm in the afternoon they were closed along with every other vet in Brisbane. So first thing tomorrow morning I will be taking this little guy to the vet. I will keep you all updated.

lihed 08-24-2013 01:25 PM

That's Awesome, GOOD FOR YOU for helping out a wild reptile. not many would do that!!
can't wait to see an update.

WiccanWolf88 08-24-2013 06:06 PM

Awww poor thing! He was probably just as scared if not more...good for you!

Roy 08-24-2013 11:13 PM

The poor little guy is terrified. I'll be taking him to a vet in about an hour.

Roy 08-25-2013 09:05 AM

Ok, I took him to the vet this morning. I handed him to the receptionist and she said "oh we love treating snakes here". I told her that my dogs attacked him and bit him on the nose and I said that when I picked him up I saw bubbles coming a hole in his head and blood coming from his nose. She said, "with an injury like that he may have to be put down, but we will do everything to help him". I said, "I have a wildlife keepers permit and enclosures at my home. If you need a home for him to recover, I'll be happy and willing to look after him until he recovers". She told me that she also keeps snakes and she will phone me and let me know if they need me to look after him and update me on his progress.

Roy 08-25-2013 09:10 AM

My wife just informed me that there was a voice mail message on the phone informing us that he has been transferred to the RSPCA and will have surgery.........he will live.:D

lihed 08-25-2013 01:00 PM

What Great News, keep us updated on any updates you may hear.
who knows, maybe you will be the one to rehab it.

WiccanWolf88 08-25-2013 06:28 PM

great news!

Roy 08-27-2013 09:23 AM

I spoke with the receptionist and she told me that they gave him a shot of antibiotics and he responded well. She had to keep him her over night and the RSPCA picked him up the next day to do some X-Rays on him to see if anything is broken and if he will need stitches. The receptionist assured me that he will recover well enough to be released back into the wild when he's healed up. Unfortunately I don't think I'll get to rehab him, but he is getting a lot of attention.

DennyS 08-29-2013 05:02 PM

Good job Roy! Need more people like you!!


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