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    Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    While walking the dogs this morning we stumbled upon a nice yellow striped garter snake with a severe tail injury.

    She's slightly malnourished and her injury is infected.

    Undoubtedly with the cold weather blowing in fast she would certainly perish in the den over the winter, Cold temps are not conducive to reptile healing.

    So she will be spending the winter indoors with daily antibiotic treatments while she heals up.

    It looks like she will be losing a lot of her tail before we are done here. Hopefully she makes it, if not at least I tried.

    She's set up in the living room away from the snake collection, just in case, AND it's a lot easier to keep an eye on her.

    poor girl. She's been basking all day. Capturing her true lemon yellow seems difficult with my camera/lighting.






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    Re: Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    Glad she's with you Wayne.
    Strange looking injury.
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    Re: Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    Yikes... Weird. Good luck, she's purdy.

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    Re: Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    Strange looking injury.
    Shut in a door maybe?
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    Re: Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    Don't know, she was pretty far back at the end of the meadow.

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    Re: Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    poor snake. I sure hope she heals up. Glad you found her. Injury maybe from a bicycle running it over? or maybe got in stuck under a rock that fell or something? looks like it got crushed anyhow.. poor snakey. Good thoughts coming your way for a speedy recovery for her.

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    Re: Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    Maybe she was picked up by a bird, but got dropped. That looks nasty. I hope she heals up nice for you.
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    Re: Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    One can only speculate, a deer could have stepped on it while running from a hunter, the wound looks like it's about a week old, she seems to motivate just fine, so she could have dragged her sore little butt from most anywhere. (Bicycle, dirt bike, tractor, falling rock??)

    She's swam in her water bowl already, been basking most of the day, I just shut down her light and turned on the heat pad under the tank.

    I'll try and feed her tomorrow.

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    Re: Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    She's probably thinking she won the garter snake lottery.
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    Re: Found a pretty yellow eastern injured today

    Aw, poor snake.. At least she ended up in good hands.
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