This week’s patient of the week is Thor the Carpet Python. Thor was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Stapylton.
During Thor’s examination the Vets discovered a nasty wound on his underside; he was given x-ray’s which thankfully showed no further major damage. Thor received pain relief, sutures and antibiotics as treatment for his injuries.
Thor was in hospital for 14 days, and is now with a licensed wildlife carer with Wildcare. He will return to the Wildlife Hospital in another two weeks time to have his sutures removed, before he can be considered for release back into the wild.
You can help patients like Thor by calling Currumbin Wildlife Hospital or Wildcare for assistance if you see an injured animal on the road.
You can also help by donating to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation here.
Carpet Pythons are a breed of large, non-venomous snakes found in Australia. Carpet Pythons can be extremely variable in colour depending on their habitat but are generally olive green with dark brown and yellow blotches covering their thick skin.
Carpet Pythons are widely spread throughout Australia and can be found throughout northern, eastern and southern Australia. This snake lives in open woodlands, rainforest, coastal moorlands, rural lands, parklands and even suburban gardens and backyards.
Carpet Pythons feed on a variety of small mammals, frogs, lizards and birds.