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Got a rescue and need advice
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
Got a rescue and need advice

Hi, i am new here, and thought i would introduce myself, my name is franklin, I love lots of reptiles and invertabrates.

I got this a corn snake as a rescue, and dont know what i have gotten myself into! this is my 8th snake, and unsure of my snake and its condition.

here are pictures to help explain the situation. he is in deep pre shed, and im not sure if there is old shed on his eyes, or if it will all shed off.

also does anyone know the morph? (im thinking a red tail corn )

He is mean and hisses a lot, so i am just leaving him alone till i know what to do with him.

I have him on eco earth for humidity and am not planning on feeding him in there, i am not new to snakes, just looking for some advice for this condition.


Old 07-08-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
Maybe it's just me, but that looks like a pituophis...albino bull snake?
Old 07-08-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
Ditto... Definitely not a corn, but it looks like some kind of pituophis! Pretty snake and, by what I've heard, hissing is not at all uncommon with pits. =3
Old 07-08-2009, 09:13 PM   #4
Not a corn, but cute mad little thing.
Old 07-08-2009, 10:22 PM   #5
I agree not a corn, but beautiful colors, as for the eyes, they look "bluer" or cloudier than any snake I have seen in shed, although I am fairly new to snake husbandry. I would wait no longer than a week and if those eyes do not go back to clear, then I would see a vet with him.

Bulls can be quit pissy, esp if in shed (like most snakes) but with handling I have known a few very friendly calm bulls.

As well it is hard to tell from the pics but does his mouth not close properly??

Old 07-09-2009, 03:23 AM   #6
most my snake knowledge is with arboreal boids and a few colubrids, so im not too surprised.

I was expecting a colubrid in need of care, and got one, but just not a corn

i am hoping it will shed soon, and if not i will take him to a vet, or try. i got him as free, and hoping to stay cheap, but well see!

and it was hissing when i took the pics so that explains the mouth LOL
Old 07-09-2009, 03:39 AM   #7
Looks like a gorgeous healthy bullsnake to me!
Old 07-09-2009, 03:41 AM   #8
Originally Posted by diamondlil View Post
Looks like a gorgeous healthy bullsnake to me!

look at the eyes. they are like 5x what normal shed is like though
Old 07-09-2009, 03:45 AM   #9
Well, a couple of my corns have eyes that go that pale in shed, so I personally wouldn't worry too much until it does shed, then reassess the situation.
Old 07-09-2009, 04:09 AM   #10
I agree definitely not a corn, looks like an albino Bullsnake. The eyes seem normal to me also, it's just in shed. The eyes should clear up in a couple days and then not long after he/she will shed. After it sheds you will be able to tell better if there is anything wrong with the eyes which I doubt but you never know. Good luck, hope everything turns out okay with it.

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