Wildlife Wednesday: Baby Python Snakes

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/

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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