That looks painful :(
Not a good couple of weeks for snakes.... this poor lad was getting stoned by a group of little brats. Thankfully a concerned citizen reached out to us through a mutual friend so we could come and assess the extent of his injuries, and even though she was deathly afraid of snakes, Ms Liz sat by the bush this boa was in to watch him until we arrived. As she said “I don’t want to see any animal harmed”. That’s a good person right there and we could all learn a little something from that outlook on life. You don’t have to love snakes, or any critter for that matter, but you don’t have to hate them either.
Poor little fella was bleeding from the side of his head slightly and his jaw looks to be dislocated/broken. As we couldn’t get him to Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic this morning who have a lot of experience rehabbing snakes, we’ve sent him off to the good people at Animal Medical Center in the city so we can begin to understand the full extent of his injuries and hopefully start with pain management so he’s comfortable.
Thank you Ms Liz for your compassion to all creatures. If you hadn’t reached out, this snake would not have made it.