Wildlife Wednesday: Pete the snake

Pete the coastal carpet python is in for a long recovery at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital after suffering some nasty wounds to his neck.

Vet nurse Fiona Gunn told myGC it’s likely the leopard-spotted snake was hit by a whipper-snipper. “Pete has come to us with some nasty wounds around his neck, so we need to surgically repair those wounds for him,” she said.

Fiona told myGC because snakes are cold blooded, they take months to recover post surgery. “Following the surgery, he will recover here at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and then we will be sending him out into a foster care situation. Once he is fully recovered and cleared for release, then we will be sending him back to where he came from.”


See Pete trying to slither his way out of surgery in the video below:

For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/