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    Head/eye injury

    This little male was found right off my rear deck. Check out this head/eye injury. There appears to be damage to the supraocular and Preocular scales. I put the little guy in a shed box in the hopes of cleaning that eye up.
    I think some of the eye problem is from retained eye caps caused by the damaged head scale. I hope to at least improve the vision in this eye, if possible. Luckily, his left eye is in perfect shape. This is a very calm/nice little male. No musking or crazy behaviour. This radix will be staying with us and not be released. It's tough enough out there with two eyes let alone one. I wonder how this injury occured.
    I've got a turtle and snake(Spot) going to the Vet. tomorrow. I think I'll try to slide this little guy in, also.

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    Re: Head/eye injury

    it's amazing what they can survive
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    Re: Head/eye injury

    Wow... tough little bugger. Hope that all turns out for the best for him.

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    Re: Head/eye injury

    Yeah, they can be pretty tough, but that has to be a significant disability, especially when it comes to detecting predators.

    If you want tough, 10% of the tiger snakes on Carnac Island are completely blind and they do fine.

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    Re: Head/eye injury

    That's quite far gone for sure ... glad he found you
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    Re: Head/eye injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan-A View Post
    Yeah, they can be pretty tough, but that has to be a significant disability, especially when it comes to detecting predators.

    If you want tough, 10% of the tiger snakes on Carnac Island are completely blind and they do fine.
    Now you've sparked my interest, Stefan. Why or how are 10% blind.
    That seems like a high percentage of blindness in any population of seeing creatures.
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    Re: Head/eye injury

    Steve
    they live off bird chicks they steal from a ground dwelling bird species and many get their eyes pecked out
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    Re: Head/eye injury

    That's right. I see I'm not the only one who's seen the snake episode of "Life in Cold Blood".

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    Re: Head/eye injury

    Thanks Rhea,

    Makes perfect sense. I didn't know if it was genetic or predators or some other environmental cause.
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    Re: Head/eye injury

    wow that's quite the injury!!! i'm surprised he's alive!!! hope he heals well for you!
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