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Old 06-16-2019, 08:35 AM   #1
Twolunger
Road kill

I found a large gravid corn snake that was hit by a car just before I rode past. I circled around but she was dead, and in pre-lay shed. I cut her open and extracted 14 eggs, I saved the eggs to see if they would hatch, but all got moldy within a day or two. Really unfortunate she didn't make it across the road. She was a normal, but a nice female anyway.
 
Old 06-16-2019, 11:06 AM   #2
MysticExotics
That's sad
 
Old 06-16-2019, 10:30 PM   #3
SnakeCreations
I like that you tried to save the eggs, good on you, man!

-Tonya
 
Old 06-17-2019, 12:28 AM   #4
Rich Z
I don't think I have ever heard of anyone who has successfully saved eggs from a gravid female that met an untimely end. Has anyone else heard of a success?
 

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