at Mon Feb 13 21:18:38 2012 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by colubridfan75 ]
My heart sank when I read your post. Your snakes are showing textbook classic signs for a disease known as zonata disease. Snakes show dry, wrinkly skin, continual shedding, and eventually neurological signs and death. Although the cause or agent is currently unknown, it is most likely a viral disease. Unfortunately, there is no cure and these snakes should be culled immediately to prevent the spread of this fatal disease.
If I were in your shoes, I would be livid at whoever you got the snakes from. First off, they probably have other snakes in their collection showing similar symptoms (probably wild caughts) and they withheld that information from you. That is true dishonestly and only an effort of human greediness. Secondly, since there is no cure these snakes and any snakes exposed to them should be culled. If this fatal disease goes through your collection, you can say farewell to your snakes and big hello to a lawsuit to the seller! You should do everyone in the community a favor by publicly announcing who was selling these diseased snakes so that everyone can avoid them! Good luck with your situation and I wish you the best!
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