The OCSA Ledger

Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

Back to Article
Back to Article

Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

Jennifer Randall, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






A carpet python was found in a Gold Coast pool with more than 500 ticks attached to its body. It seemed the snake was trying to drown them, according to snake catcher, Tony Harrison. Mr. Harrison had streamed the call to his facebook page and took the snake out of the pond the moment he saw him.

The python was named Nike and was taken to Currumbin Wildlife hospital for treatment. The process took hours to get all 511 ticks off of Nike. Mr. Harrison posted another video stating that Nike was doing well. He will be a long term patient due to the infections and how many reptile ticks there were. A currumbin wildlife hospital spokeswoman told the press that they were running tests to determine if the python had any illnesses.

There were a mix of male and female reptile ticks on nike, the males being there longer but waiting to feed until the females came along in order to mate after the females had their fill.

Nike is still recovering but is doing well. He will be in the currumbin wildlife hospital until the doctors decide he is ready to be released.

Jennifer Randall, Reporter

Jennifer is a senior creative writer at the Osceola School for the Arts. Her goal is to tell the news in a fair, truthful, and interesting way. She enjoys...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    Features

    Officials Make Largest Cocaine Bust in New York Area in 25 Years

  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    World Stage

    Sharks are Back

  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    Features

    NASA Announces the First Person to go to Mars Will Most Likely be a Woman

  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    World Stage

    When Will Women Escape Gender Discrimination in Sports?

  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    World Stage

    Connor McGregor: Fighter turned Phone Smasher

  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    Features

    R. Kelly’s Get Out of Jail Free Card

  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    Features

    Trump’s Proposed 2020 Budget Plan

  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    World Stage

    Trumps Budget Cuts

  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    World Stage

    Heart Attack Drug May Decrease Damage

  • Snake found with 511 ticks on his body

    Features

    Micro-Real-Estate, Can This Help Solve the U.S Homelessness Issue?

Navigate Right
The Art of News
Snake found with 511 ticks on his body