Posted: 16 July, 2013
Gold Coast Snake Covered In Ticks
(Reddit/aussiepythons.com: Snake before ticks were removed)
Gruesome images of a wild python covered in ticks have appeared on internet site Reddit.
The snake was found on South Stradbroke Island off the coast of the Gold Coast and was ferried to the mainland by Reddit poster thylarctosplummetus so the snake could be treated at a vets.
Thylarctosplummetus commented on their Reddit post “The poor snake was in an awful way, and it looked like he/she was slithering around blind. We could not do anything else but help the poor thing… I have spoken to the hospital, and they are doing blood work, to see if there are any other underlying conditions. Apparently there was a combination of paralysis ticks and brown bush ticks and there were well over 100 of them. “
(Reddit/aussiepythons.com: Ticks that were removed)
(Reddit/aussiepythons.com: Clean snake tick free)
Weeks later the snake had made a full recovery and was able to be released back in to the wild on Stradbroke Island.