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    Hey all,

    Its sad but news with my rescue. I got a call 50 mins ago that there was a snake that met a car tire the wrong way just up the road and was still alive. So off I went to see if there was any thing I could do. The back end and the very edge of its mouth was crushed. Poor fellow couldn't even retract his toung.. I felt bad, but there was reall nothing i could do except make him as comfy as possible till the end. In the pic he was still alive and it was amazing that he was calm in my hands. He died about 10 mins ago. I boxed him and will bury him in the woods before night fall here..

    The real shame of course is he doed, but even more is that these Eastern Milks are not very common up this way anymore. People mistake the markings for one of the venomous snakes we have up here and kill it. Last time I seen one of these local was a couple of years ago and it was a real big one, pushing 4 foot and fat as can be..

    Just figured I would share..
    Steve

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    That just sux... well good job steve..
    That is just to bad to here about people killing them for no reason...
    Well thanx for sharing...
    Eric aka...Red

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    • #3
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      Yeah, wished I could have done more. When I first picked him up I seperated his mouth so it wouldn't heal together. Thought maybe he has a shot. But then when I got him back home and looked him over, I noticed he has two pressure splits in his side (like a Ketchup packet that gets stepped on) and seen he wouldn't make it. So I sat in the garage with a small box and some soft hay and let him bury himself to feel less stress.. Whne I checked on him the last time his head was upside down and he was dead.. Just buried him a few mins ago..

      Steve

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        that is sad to hear i hate hearing that sorry steve... but u can't win them all i guess...

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          Man, that sux!!! I hate it when babies die needlessly. We rescued some baby Starlings and sparrows that got hurt during a horrible storm. Two just needed to dry off and were let go, three died and were burried near a tree in our back yard and One is still with us. She was two young to be on it's own right now. You did all you could though.

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            :'( :'( :'( Aawwww thats sad Steve, well at least it didnt die on a road or anything, thats what the one looked like that i took in for awhile and made sure it was ok befour turning it loose out by the swamp far away from roads and people... they are a pretty snake...

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            • #7
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              Yeah not much I could think of doing. Just wish these snakes were more common around here.. The older ones are fiesty, but that is part of their charm..LOL

              Steve

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