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    Hello To Everyone!

    My name is Jake, Im from northeastern Oklahoma. I recenty rescued and a baby
    Western Orange Striped Ribbon, his name is (LEO). I came to the forumn for advice and to talk to people with simular interests in snakes.

    Unfortunately I am having feeding problems with Leo, along with what seems like a small bump maybe even spinal damage no more then an inch from his head. Everything on up seems to work properly, but seems to have issues moving along sometimes, the tail end is responsive to touch and he can move it but it seems the midsection is having issues with movement. he also thrashes his tail around if you put it in water and sometimes just rolls over belly up in water and chills there and goes back into his cave? I can tell there is damage to the area explained I just cant tell the severity of it or if it is something that can heal with time? I know this is posted in the welcoming section so I will also post it in its correct place.

    I am going to take some pictures right now that way you guys can better examine Leo and hopefully tell me what im dealing with as far as his overall condition.


    Thank You!

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    Re: Hello To Everyone!

    Welcome aboard.

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    Re: Hello To Everyone!

    Welcome to the forum, this is a great place for information or when you have questions, lots of members with years of experience and a great willingness to help.
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    Re: Hello To Everyone!

    wow thats a nasty looking knot/bump im surprised its moving period
    2.2.1Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Ekoh, Amaunet, Emily, Copper,
    1.0 Canis familiaris Chihuahua Hershey
    1.1 Felis catus Jinx and Rocky

    Where understanding lives, danger (and fear) dies.

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    Re: Hello To Everyone!

    Yeah, I dont know exactly whats up but its kinda confusing at the same time!

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    Re: Hello To Everyone!

    Welcome aboard.
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    Re: Hello To Everyone!

    Nice to have you with us. Here's a link to the forum care sheet which is always a good read.
    Feel free to post any additional questions to the members. We'll do our best to answer them.


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    Re: Hello To Everyone!

    Welcome to the forum! What you described the snake doing in the water concerns me a bit...you say the snake hasn't eaten? What are you trying to feed it? Have you noticed if the snake is pooping? Is it flicking it's tongue?
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