If you hate snakes, this story is set to make you squirm. 15 baby carpet python snakes have recently hatched at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, after the unattended eggs were brought in for incubation.
Dr Michael Pyne told myGC the mother snake normally stays coiled around the eggs until they hatch, but as she had left the nest unattended, the eggs required incubation at the hospital.
“We will keep these guys until they start eating and then we will release them,” he said. “Carpet pythons are snakes you want in your backyard. They love mice and rats – so if you have no mice and rats at home, you are going to have carpet pythons around.”
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See the baby snakes slithering around the hospital, and learn more about them in the video below:
For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/