Gary is a green tree snake and he was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital following a cat attack which left him with deep puncture wounds to his body.
Gary underwent surgery where his wounds were stitched up and he is now on the road to recovery with antibiotics and pain relief to help him along the way. You can see in these images that Gary is receiving his injections yet he continues to remain calm and makes no attempt to bite anyone. Gary’s sutures will be removed in around 6 weeks’ time but he will need to remain in care until we have witnessed a full shed of his skin without any problems around the damaged part of his body. Once this happens we will release Gary back to where he came from in the wild.
Unfortunately Gary’s story is far too common. We get a very large number of reptiles admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital each year and so many of them are due to cat attacks. Green tree snakes are beautiful, non-venomous and friendly snakes which come in a variety of colours including green, brown and even blue.
Please help save wildlife like Gary and keep your cats inside, especially at night. We are so very lucky to have such beautiful native wildlife and it is our job to protect them together!