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    Unhappy Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    Hi everyone, as the title says I am rescuing a Blackneck Garter Snake that was found in a residential area and was planned to be killed so I decided to keep it.

    The reason I post this is because I noticed that it have a wound in his head, it bleed when she tried to eat a pinkie and she didn't ate it.
    I also have noticed that it doesn't flick it's tongue and when it opened it's mouth I saw what I think it was its tongue but it apeared like it is stuck in the tongue sheath it only looked like a needle coming out a little.

    Can someone please help me?

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    Re: Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    Photos would be very helpful to see the extent of the injury. Thanks for taking this Tham in.
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    Re: Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    Thanks for the reply!
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    Here are some photos, the wound is just in front of my nail, its shaped like this "<" it seems to be healing but it was like that before he tried to eat that pinkie, brom below it have this kind of sore and I don't know what it is.

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    Re: Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    Garters are resilient!! Keep it warm and hydrated and see what happens.
    Good luck bud!

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    Re: Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    Thanks! What could I feed her without making it open much its mouth? And what could cause her to not flick her tongue out?

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    Re: Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    Also, how big can BlackNecked get?

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    Re: Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    Looks like its got an injury, try to handle her as little as possible. Blacknecks can get 26-32" at max length usually. Just cut up the pinky and put it on a small dish where she hangs out. Or cut up fillet fish like salmon, trout, etc. Just make it tiny pieces so she can eat it without stretching her injury.
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    Re: Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    Thank you, I will try with the fillet, should I take her out to take some sun?

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    Re: Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    Thank you, I will try with the fillet, should I take her out to take some sun?

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    Re: Blackneck Garter Snake rescue

    The injury looks relatively minor however it is a head injury that involves the mouth and jaw so potentially problematic. Hopefully not, but i don't think it's wise to take her out due to the added stress that will take on her bc she's a wild caught garter. If you are truly going to keep it then leave it be in the enclosure you provided. Put down some unprinted paper towels as a substrate until you can determine that the snake is on the mend. If it gets worse you may want to consider a exotic vet.
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