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Old 09-03-18, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Milk Snake

I found a Milk Snake earlier today, unfortunately it wasn’t in good health. Which is a shame because it’s the first non-garter snake I’ve found this year. I am curious to what it had. I’m thinking either skeletal deformities, or bacterial absences. Curious to what you all think.

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Old 09-04-18, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It could be skeletal deformities that are congenital in nature, or old injuries that have healed. Does not look typical for bacterial abscesses but that's not to say that it isn't possible. Hope you washed your hands really good before handling any of your own collection.
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It could be skeletal deformities that are congenital in nature, or old injuries that have healed. Does not look typical for bacterial abscesses but that's not to say that it isn't possible. Hope you washed your hands really good before handling any of your own collection.
Yeah, absolutely. Though I will say there seems to be some sort of zig-zag pattern when I was handling the snake, (which I guess would rule out bacterial absences) which is more noticeable on the top picture. I’ve never seen anything like it.
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