Veterinarians work hours to remove a staggering 511 paralysis of a carpet python clinging to life in a backyard pool when he made a desperate last attempt to drown the leeches
- Python has removed a dizzying 511 paralyzed character from his body by veterinarians
- Snake catcher Tony Harrison described the snake box as the worst he had ever seen
- The maligned snake would have died if the parasites had not been removed, he said
- Catchers run competition to see who can guess how many ticks there were
Charlie Coë for Daily Mail Australia
Veterinarians carefully removed more than 500 paralyzed ticks from a carpet python after it appeared that it clings to life in a swimming pool covered with parasites.
Experienced snake catchers Tony and Brooke Harrison discovered the traumatized snake around a pipe in a semi-filled pool in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast on Thursday – with Mr. Harrison calling the case & the worst he'd ever seen.
After explaining to the owner of the pool how the snake tried to drown the sign, Mr. Harrison wrapped the reptile in a towel and took it to an animal hospital for treatment.
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Veterinarians painstakingly removed more than 500 paralyzed ticks from a carpet python after it was found by snake catchers huddled in a pool covered with parasites
The first recordings of Mr. Harrison showed that the reptile sheepishly wandered around in the pool while it was in the sign (photo)
The snake extractor, who has 26 years of experience in the field, provided an update on Thursday evening after recording the gruesome discovery on the camera.
He said that the staff of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation was still working on the creative name & # 39; Nike & # 39; – who lived with no less than 511 sign.
& # 39; The vets have worked hours to remove the visible sign. There are still small young children under the scales who are being treated with medicines to kill them, "wrote Mr. Harrison.
He shared a picture of a small pot with the sign inside, as well as one of the healing snakes.
Earlier on Thursday, the hardened snake catcher announced that he would run a contest to see who might guess how many ticks the snake wore.
The first recordings made by Mr Harrison showed that the reptile roamed sheepishly in the pool while it was covered with the sign.
"He has hundreds of taps on him – he tries to drown them. They are all over his body, "he explained to the owner of the pool in hand-held footage.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, who have 32 years of experience in catching snakes, explained that the python would die unless he was taken to the vet and the ticks were removed.
Mr. Harrison said: "Reptiles have a high resilience against ticks. One or two would be good, but this would kill him.
Tony (left) and Brooke (right) Harrison, who has 32 years of snake-catching experience between them, stated that the python would die unless he was taken to the vet and the ticks were removed
We'll take him to the vets and he'll be fine, but there are a few hundred ticks on him. & # 39;
The snake catcher then pulled the hose out of the pool to show the bewildered owner the dozens of ticks along the head of the snake.
Commenters on the Facebook page of the Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher, where the images were posted, were full of sympathy for the tick-torn python.
After explaining the potentially fatal consequences of the ticks, the snake catcher pulled the hose out of the pool to show the bewildered owner the dozens of ticks along the head of the snake (shown)
Poor guy! He will not know himself if they are all removed. Well done guys. & # 39;
Paralysis signs are often found in pets, such as cats and dogs.
Especially large ticks – between 3 mm and 10 mm long – can kill if they are not removed.
The snake named Nike (photo) is still being treated by staff from a wild hospital on the Gold Coast – who will use drugs to kill the tick that lives under his skin