angieodette's picture

Road Casualty

Observed: 30th September 2011 By: angieodetteangieodette’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesangieodette’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Road Casualty
Description:

Came across this on the road ,middle sized ,so not fully grown.Jaw was totally smashed.Picked it up and took to the vets for euthanasia (takes up to 1 hour to gas as they can hold their breath).

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Comments

jhn7's picture

Thank you!

A kind and compassionate action. What a horror, so many creatures must die slow and agonising deaths from road accidents.

Janet
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the naturalist man's picture

Grass snake

I had not considered that, I tend to admire them because they can hold their breath for a long time, poor thing.

Graham Banwell

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angieodette's picture

Snakes holding breath.

Even after so long gassing they administer lethal injection , just to make sure !.

Fenwickfield's picture

Vet's

most vet's will treat wild animals free of charge,so if you do find a poorly creature it is worth taking it to the vet's,I also did not know they could hold there breath.I have a very good rural practice nearby which is 24 hours and the will take all sort's and do try very hard to help them.

Fenwickfield