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 Snake death -- please help!

I just lost a "striped" Sinoleon milk snake during a feeding. The snake was young -- but not a tiny baby. He had successfully fed for just over 8wks in my care. He had recently shed, was active & spunky. The snake was a bit more hesitant than normal on "latching on" to the properly defrosted "Gourmet Rodent" on this occasion. But he did take a bite & then slowly start about his business. He rearranged the prey shyly ... so I secured the lid to his "feeding quarters," dimmed the lights even more & went to bed. In the morning,he was stiff w the Pinky’s back legs still unswallowed!! I have been reading & double checking my feeding methods & husbandry -- finding no fault of my own that I can see.
What on Earth happened? any thoughts or suggestions?

05/02/13  06:12pm


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  Message To: Feather   In reference to Message Id: 2296715

 Snake death -- please help!

it sounds like he could of chocked. how do you defrost your mice?

05/03/13  12:20pm


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  Message To: Chameleon_man   In reference to Message Id: 2296741

 Snake death -- please help!

Was it bigger than usual? Or maybe still stiff from not thawing completely...

05/07/13  04:43pm

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