Peggy received her name due to the unusual circumstances surrounding her injury.
The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital received a call from a lady who had a snake stuck on her clothes line. One of our veterinary nurses who is also a certified snake handler attended the premises to rescue the snake to find her stuck on a peg! Poor old Peggy had hung herself out on the clothes line and was not very happy about it. She had managed to crush a section of her body surrounding her liver and oesophagus. Peggy is currently hospitalised with us at the Wildlife Hospital and is thankfully being treated for what are only minor injuries so she will be released and in no doubt getting up to mischief again in no time at all.
Green Tree Snakes are non-venomous, friendly and they rarely show aggression. They come in a variety of colours so please remember that snakes cannot be identified by colour alone so it is essential to always seek help from a professional.
It is extremely important that people are aware of what to do if they find an injured snake. Please always phone a certified snake handler to rescue the snake because it takes an experienced professional to identify whether or not they are venomous. The snake handler will rescue the snake and bring to us for formal identification and veterinary treatment.
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