Python covered with about 500+ ticks rescued in Australia

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In Australia, Some snake catchers have saved a carpet python which was covered in more then 500 ticks.

The reptile, which was accepted to be sick and was covered in the parasites, was lying in a lawn swimming pool in Queensland on Gold Coast.

An expert handler removed the snake and took it for treatment at the center.

Tony Harrison the Snake catcher told that Vets removed about (or more than) 500 ticks from the snake.

Snake is expected to recover very soon.

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They are ectoparasites, living by benefiting from the blood of birds and well-evolved creatures.

Its Like Holding a sack of Marbles :

Mr. Harrison( the snake catchers worker) said that he trusted the snake, had been attempting to drown the ticks in the pool.

He said that Clearly, the snake was incredibly uncomfortable.

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Source : BBC

Its entire face was swollen, it was totally covered by the ticks rearing on him.

He said that expelling the tick-loaded snake was like “holding a sack of marbles that were moving under my hands”.

Associate Professor Bryan Fry from the Queensland University said that Snakes regularly get little quantities of ticks or different parasites in the wild.

Anyway, the nearness of such a lot of ticks indicated that this snake was probably going to have a hidden ailment, he stated, perhaps be because of warmth(heat) stress or dry season conditions.

Mr. Harrison said that the snake is a bit more sprightly today in their Facebook page.

He said that he is kept in safety until he is well-enough to be released.

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