This sort of incident gives responsible reptile keepers a bad name as the press always make a big story out of it and can never facts right about the snakes. If you have a snake like this that you cant look after or cope with please contact us instead of dumping it like this one was
Click on any of the pics to be taken to the newspaper articles
This is the 7 1/2 foot Boa Consrictor we rescued first week in June. She was a well looked after snake who the owner had passed to a friend who had very little knowlodge of snakes, especially bigger breeds like this. Needless to say she went for the new owner as soon as he got her home, and escaped into his garage. After scaring her half to death by numerous attempts from a few friends to recapture her, he rang the police and they passed him on to us. She was extremely aggressive due to all the stress but has since calmed down. She has been with us a week now and is a very placid snake and in good health.
The lesson in this one if you are inexperienced with snakes dont try to take on something you dont know much about. Do a bit of research first and try and find someone who has type of snake your planning on keeping and gain experience in handling it.
Newspaper Article Hartlepool Mail
This was a Baby Corn Snake that was dumped outside my friends shop one night. Luckily a member of the public spotted it and called the police. It was dehydrated and looked like it had not fed for a couple of weeks or more. It is now eating a drinking well and hopefuly will be rehomed shortly to a good home.
Please if any of you have a reptile you dont wish to keep, call us or ring your local police station. Dont just abandon it outdoors as their is a great chance it will not survive.
Red Tailed Boa Constrictor
Please click on the photo to read newspaer article about this Boa. Link opens in new window.
She has come to us August 2011 in perfectly good health and well looked after but sadly her owner could no longer look after her due to moving
Spiny Tailed Iguana
but not probed) corn snake. roughly 3ft long eating regulary on medium mice and
occasional chick. Sheds ok and goes to toilet fine. She was under weight and
dehydrated when she came to us but now ready to be rehomed. Rehoming fee of £30
which goes back into feeding and looking after all the other rescues we get.
Rehoming aggreement to be signed
Snow corn that was dropped off
yesterday to me. Has had an infection for a few weeks and the owner did not get
it looked at. She is in Jaqui Patersons vets in stockton at the moment and
hoping she will make a full recovery. She has had anti biotic injections and
speacial baths and had to have lots of pus squeezed out the infected area If you
have a reptile that is ill or injured for god sake ppl dont be scared of
contacting someone if you cant afford a vet. Even the rspca will help even if it
means you signing the animal over to them at least they dont suffer for weeks
and weeks. Incase not many of you know there is a law that has been out for
about 3 years regarding animal welfare. If an animal is in your care and needs
medical help you are liable to prosecution if you dont get the animal treated.
Cases that look as bad as this can be avoided by early treatment.
rescues. Rehoming aggreement to be signed and i will be asking questions to see
if you have the knowledge and experience to give this little one a forever home
tonight. Apparently been left in cardboard box on a doorstep in durham thursday
night. in a bit of a bad way, no balance or energy keeps falling over so
nicknamed it clumsy, not eating and really dehydrated. got him/her under a uv
light and basking light and managed to get some water mixed with hydro life into
him/her. Still dosent want to eat even placed a wax worm in the mouth but no
joy. Waiting on phone call from rspca to get him/her into emergency vets
UPDATE sadly after 5 weeks being cared for and looked after the vet said she would never get any better and her quality of life would never improve so it was decided to put her gently to sleep so she is not suffering anymore.
We rescued him because he had outgrown his owner, who used to use him on stage as part of a burlesque act. Typical example of someone buying a Burmese at a young age not really realising how fast they grow and how big they actualy get. He is ready to rehome now after going through his quarentine period. Experienced owners only who must have the appropiate size set up, and dont forget he has still some growing in girth and length to go yet
Hog Island Boa
male. Hasnt been out of his viv for over 5 weeks as owner was
inexperienced with snakes and didnt know what to do.
Excuse the really bad quality of picture as he isnt very photogenic and i couldnt get him to stay still long enough (think he was just enjoying his new found freedom lol)
Blue Tounge skink
Male and female snow corns
Curly Larry and Moe
so if anybody knows anybody who was recentley trying to sell or find homes for beardies that sound like this in the washington area please let me know as they have to be reported.