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 Garter Snake stomach burst after feeding HELP!!!!!

I really hope someone who can help reads this soon.
I fed my garter snake yesterday with black minnows - about 12 of them. Several of them were alot larger than she usually eats but I thought she’d be fine and ignore them if they were too big. I just checked on my snake this morning and found a pile of gross partially digested slimy fish - And snake has a large open wound on her side. Pretty sure her guts burst.

I feel so awful. Is there anything I can do to help my snake? Is she a goner? She’s almost 3 feet long and the gash seems to be a little less than an inch long, on her left side, maybe 5 or 6 inches down from her head. It looks somewhat closed, doesn’t appear to be actively bleeding. Hoping there’s something I can do to prevent infection... but is a gut burst fatal?



10/29/17  08:04am

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 Garter Snake stomach burst after feeding HELP!!!!!

This was probably fatal, unless you got her to the vet.
Is she still alive? Is so, did you take her to the vet?
So sorry I didn’t see this sooner, I just found this forum and have been doing my best to help.



11/07/17  04:32pm


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