corn snake dead with blood out of mouth

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corn snake dead with blood out of mouth

Postby sand girl » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:23 am

Hi there all. A friend of mine had a big female corn snake for 5 days, there was nothing wrong with her and all of a sudden he found her lying dead with blood coming from the mouth. What do you think could have happened? Thanks
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Re: corn snake dead with blood out of mouth

Postby Izzy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:02 am

Hi Sand girl, there is some highly skilled folks around here that would be able to answer you question, but no one here is Sherlock Holmes, some more detail will be needed i.e:
cage conditions, handling, where was the snake bought from, how old was she ect. and a photo would not be out of place either. In other words give as much detail as possible or you will end up getting a general answer or worse none at all.
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Re: corn snake dead with blood out of mouth

Postby Bushviper » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:10 am

Usually blood out of the mouth means trauma of some sort. This could be a ruptured vein or artery or a physical injury. Without an autopsy any guess would be that ... just a guess.
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Re: corn snake dead with blood out of mouth

Postby Snakesitter » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:59 pm

I'm so sorry for your friend's loss! I agree with my colleagues though that we'd need a lot more data to help sort this out...and even then it might still require an necropsy.
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