Pipeline the Green Tree Snake - 21st September 2012
Age: Adult Sex: Unknown Weight: 150g
Found: Incredibly, Pipeline was found completely stuck in a pool filter at a home in Tinbeerwah.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the concerned home and pool owner (along with the pool filter!)
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Claude found Pipeline's body was entirely constricted by the pool filter, and stuck so tightly that she needed to cut the pipe in order to free Pipeline.
Treatment: Luckily X-rays confirmed no fractures, but there was a wound on the snake's body and the area was swollen. Pipeline was administered pain relief, antibiotics and fluids in the hope of a speedy recovery.
Future: Pipeline will remain in Reptiles ICU until well enough for release into the wild.
AZWH Fact: Green tree snakes are the most common snakes people are likely to encounter on the Sunshine Coast. They are non-venomous and don't bite frequently, unless threatened. If you find an injured snake, call us to send out the Rescue Unit!
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