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Tiger Snake With Prolapsed Hemipenis Rescued And Taken To Vet

The prolapsed hemipenis and the second hemipenis were surgically removed.

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A man in Tasmania, Australia, rescued a male tiger snake (Notechis sp.) from the wild this week with a prolapsed hemipenis. The snake, about 70 cm long, was rescued by Bruce Press of Reptile Rescue Tasmania. Press then took the venomous snake to a reptile vet, who surgically removed the prolapsed hemipenis and the second hemipenis from the animal so it could later be released.

“I’ve only read about it before — I’ve never seen it before,” Press told the Mercury Australia. “This is extremely rare.”


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The condition apparently caused a bit of a stir on Facebook as well, with some folks asking what happened and Press replying, multiple times that the snake had a prolapsed penis.

 

Some folks were genuinely interested in the snake’s condition, while others, well, they tried to make light of the snake’s situation.

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Press noted that the snake is expected to live, it just cannot breed anymore.