Troubling moment snake catcher removes wire worm from a deadly reptile after spotting small white bumps on its skin
- The snake catcher saw white bumps on the snake and knew he had rope worms
- With a needle, expert Samuel Hunt pried the sticky worm out of the snake's skin
- Mr. Hunt said the worms usually live happily with mammals and reptiles
Video footage of a huge wire worm removed from a snake has appeared on social media.
The worms were seen when snake catcher Samuel Hunt came out Fraser Coast Snake Catchers noticed small white bumps on the skin of the reptile in Queensland.
The images showed Mr. Hunt with a needle to slightly pierce the skin of the smaller black whip snake.
After lifting one of the bumps with the needle, he rubs the rubbery white worm from the skin of the snake with his fingers.
The worms were seen when snake catcher Samuel Hunt from Fraser Coast Snake Catchers in Queensland noticed small white nodules on the skin of the reptile (photo)
Mr. Hunt told Daily Mail Australia snakes contract the variety of tapeworm from eating other animals.
& # 39; They generally do not cause major damage to the snake, because the snakes are a natural host in the worms life cycle, & # 39; he explained.
& # 39; In extreme cases where the snake is unwell and covered in it, we will remove it to give the snake a better chance of recovery without having to support a parasite. & # 39;
& # 39; They have evolved to develop a good relationship between host and parasite. & # 39;
The images showed Mr. Hunt with a needle to slightly pierce the skin of the smaller black whip snake (photo)
After he has lifted one of the bumps with the needle, he is using his fingers to pry the rubbery white worm from the skin of the snake (photo)
But people on social media had different thoughts.
& # 39; Ewwww & # 39 ;, said a person.
& # 39; Snake pimple, & # 39; another said.
Someone else commented with three vomit emoji & # 39; s.
But people on social media had different thoughts. Someone responded with three vomiting emoji & # 39; s
Other users of social media felt sorry for the reptile.
& # 39; Is that all just one worm? & # 39; a concerned user asked.
& # 39; Yes, and also a small one! & # 39; Mr. Hunt explained, adding that he had previously removed worms considerably longer than the snakes in which they were sitting.
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