Poor Snake

This morning our dogs were barking at this snake that was coming out of the water hole in the wall, backwards. By the time my husband came to look at it, the poor thing was horizontal as per picture.

He – my husband not the snake – seems to think it might have swallowed something awkward, as you can see by it’s belly. Is there any way we could help it?

Helen McNulty

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5 Responses to Poor Snake

  1. Niall July 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    looks like he got a lizard or a rat – probably digesting it somewhere. I wonder what type of snake it is?

  2. Helen July 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Sadly we will never know as he died.

  3. JuliannaGee July 29, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    That is why it is so important to be circumspect about using poisons around the house and garden. Snakes do a lot of good keeping pest populations down.
    It is hard to see from the photo what snake it is. What area do you live in?

  4. Helen July 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    I know nothing about snakes at all. This snake was a muted beige/gold in colour and we live in the Westville area.

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