Rather Sad find.

Rather Sad find.

Postby Primogen » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:49 pm

On my way home today, as I was coming up to my street I saw something along the side of the street in the gutter, had to to actually go back to confirm my suspicions.
I have found an Albino Boa Constrictor unfortunately it had just died maybe a two or three hours ago(no rigor mortis yet).
Not sure on how it died it might have drowned or been driven over but can't be sure there are no obvious wounds.
This is in the Primrose/Germiston area just off Cydonia Street found the snake on Taylor Raod.

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Re: Rather Sad find.

Postby venomking » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:42 pm

That's really sad maybe a escapee or someone like most people do just release them so sad
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Re: Rather Sad find.

Postby reptile » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:28 pm

That is a rather really sad find! Pitty that it was dead, and that it was outside.
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Re: Rather Sad find.

Postby mania » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:07 pm

That sucks.
The black line on the back spine is that dirt or could that be a tyre mark? Kind of looks the width of a tyre from the picture.
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Re: Rather Sad find.

Postby Primogen » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:46 am

@mania, Not sure what the black mark on the spine was, it was not dirt, might have been bruising.
I did do a partial necropsy to see if there was any hemorrhaging but did not find any signs of it, so I do not think it was ridden over.
The lung also looked fine, no fluid so it probably didn't drown.
I found no other signs of what could have caused its death but I didn't really know what to look for.
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Re: Rather Sad find.

Postby Westley Price » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:23 am

That's just nuts.

Probably one of the more expensive exotics to be found out and about.

One wonders if it simply died in captivity and the owner wanted to scare some pedestrians or something.
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Re: Rather Sad find.

Postby Bushviper » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:01 pm

I suspect it died and someone did not want it in his dustbin and just tossed it out into the gutter to be washed away in the next rain.
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Re: Rather Sad find.

Postby Bushbaby » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:23 am

That's so sad to see :(
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