Monday, December 28, 2009

Sandboa release



Ashad got a call one day and when he rescued the snake from being killed by building workers, it was late night. To our surprise, that was a beautiful, small, but looking like a pure miniature version of Python. Anybody would easily mistake it for a kid python but it is a different snake and looks really like a miniature python.

This was about 22 inches in length; head is of typical boa family, weighing about 320 grams. very gentle and some times bites like an injection prick but non-venomous.

We cleaned him, fed him with a small rat and left him in rat holes near the lake at Kapra sainikpuri on 22 Dec 2009.

We can see the photographs here Ashad playing with boa on his face and on a tree.

Dr S Bakhtiar Choudhary
Sports Medicine Consultant
Hyderabad Spine Clinics