• chrissummers06

I'm at a loss for words...!!

Boa constrictors are harmless. They are non venomous and utterly lacking in aggression towards people. Leave them alone and they’ll leave you alone. They’ll keep the population of rats and raccoons low and have just as much right to live here as we do. Smacking a snake with a stick multiple times because she struck out in defense during an amateur attempt at a capture is deplorable and there’s no excuse for it.

Now I’m no vet, but the blood coming from the mouth and the raspy breathing doesn’t give me high hopes for her recovery, but we’ve sent her to Animal Medical Center in the city so fingers crossed 🤞 she makes it.

If you absolutely cannot live with a snake on your property, call us and we’ll deal with it safely and properly, don’t take matters into your own hands. It’s not fair that any animal be injured or killed in its natural habitat all for what amounts to nothing more than peace of mind.

If you know what you're looking at you can see she has 2 spinal fractures, and 1 on the right mandible.

August 15th update:

She is doing quite well. She's got some of her spirit back and is eating on her own, there's an infection in her mouth from broken teeth but it's being managed. It can be a slow recovery for reptiles, but so far it's looking good!

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