Well, I can't say that I didn't try. For background, see this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=27820 It turns out I missed spot when I applied the neosporin (probably near the head). She lost her fight at approximately 2am this morning. I was up all night, I didn't even have her head-tubed (not a smart thing to do, but I felt bad), giving antibiotics and hoping for the best. But I guess it just wasn't enough. All this happened because a stupid intern who delivered her to me (she was a gift from the boss) using tongs on her. Tongs are only good for one thing: moving cage furniture. They are very dangerous for the snake, as it's difficult to judge pressure. So the snake usually winds up with a lot of nasty wounds, because let's face it: to a snake, being grabbed by tongs is like being grabbed by a bird of prey, so naturally the snake thrashes around because it wants to get free. So the wounds are made worse. Sigh..should I tell the boss or pull the intern aside and let them know what happened? If I tell the boss, the intern will not be allowed to stay at the lab... This particular intern bothers me anyhow. When he arrived, he treated me as if I was another intern. No "boss" respect towards me. Probably because I am a youngish woman, and I am only a few years older than him. People don't take me very seriously because of my age, they assume I'm just an intern. Then when they find out that I'm their supervisor (And that I've been doing this for years), they change their attitude. What they don't know is that even though I'm young, I am still every bit as qualified as the middle-aged people who work at the lab. In high school, I traded in my social life for more classes, so I got my college degrees much earlier. People just make me so mad..I wish they wouldn't judge my book by its cover.