The carpet python that was found covered with more than 500 paralysis marks makes a stunning recovery
Nike the carpet python that was found covered with more than 500 paralysis signs as he tried to drown them in a pool, makes a stunning recovery
- Nike makes a remarkable recovery after it was found covered with ticks
- Veterinarians removed a dizzying 511 palsy from the body of the carpet python
- A koala that was recently discovered, covered with 100 ticks, also had to be treated
Marie-Antoinette Issa for Daily Mail Australia
The carpet python, which was almost dead after being attacked by more than 500 paralysis marks, had made a surprising recovery.
The snake, affectionately known as Nike, was found last week before his life in a backyard pool in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.
His condition was initially revealed on the Facebook page of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation and was widely shared by committed benefactors.
Nike carpet python was treated in more than 500 ticks in a backyard pool in Coolangatta last week
Staff in the hospital said they had removed "511 ticks, which made Nike very unwell with anemia", shortly after being introduced by snake driver Tony Harrison.
Nike also has an annoying infection that may have caused its immobility, causing the sign to take advantage of it, & # 39; added the post.
On Wednesday, the Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers (where Nike was transferred) published an update on the condition of the snake.
"Nike is going well so far, given the condition he was in before he came into our care," they wrote.
& # 39; Many dead ticks have fallen from him since he was treated … [and] his appetite slowly increases. & # 39;
While Nike still gets a clean health certificate and is released back into the wild, caregivers are convinced that he will recover completely.
Caregivers are confident that the python can fully recover after 511 ticks have been removed from its body
Unfortunately, it is not just snakes that are the target of parasites.
The Wildlife Hospital Foundation revealed that a koala also suffered a similar fate to Nike after being found last week with 100 tick coverage.
The hairy marsupial had a blood transfusion, but the caregivers are confident that the animal will recover completely.