Snake Story from Down Under

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by LisaJean, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. LisaJean

    LisaJean Songster

    Saw this on a news site. Poor snake! LOL

    BRISBANE, Australia - A snake was saved by surgery in Australia after mistaking four golf balls for a meal of chicken eggs, a veterinarian said Wednesday.

    A couple had placed the balls in their chicken coup in New South Wales state to encourage their hen to nest, the Australian Associated Press reported.

    But the eggs disappeared. However, the couple found a lumpy-looking carpet python nearby.

    They took the 32-inch nonvenomous snake to the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where senior veterinarian Michael Pyne operated to remove the balls from the snake's intestine.

    The snake was making a speedy recovery, Pyne said.

    "Those golf balls weren't moving any further. They were stuck where they were," Pyne said. "If it hadn't been found, it would have died for sure."
  2. LisaJean

    LisaJean Songster

    Oy vai. Just noticed the misspelling of "coop".

    There seem to be a lot of chicken coups out there. Non-violent, I hope.
  3. Lucky they werent exploding golf balls!!!
    Carpet pythons are pretty snakes and there are lots of them up Queensland.
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Lucky snake. [​IMG]
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Poor Slithery Buddy..glad that it'll be okay.

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