A case of mistaken identity led to one Colorado snake getting stuck in a fence in West Loveland after it ate golf balls instead of eggs. The poor bullsnake found two yellow golf balls in a chicken coop and thought they looked like a tasty snack.

Credit: Northern Colorado Wildlife Center
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After munching down on the would-be eggs, the snake slithered away and that is when it got stuck in a fence. The person who found the golf ball engorged snake stuck in the fence contacted the Northern Colorado Wildlife Center to help.

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Northern Colorado Wildlife Center rehabbers, Kate and Michela, were able to get the snake to regurgitate the pair of golf balls using special techniques. The process was carefully done so as to not injure the snake any further. The entire process took approximately 30 minutes to complete.

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The golf balls caused major GI blockage in the snake. Thankfully with the help of a good samaritan and the caring staff at Nothern Colorado Wildlife Center, the snake only sustained minor soreness and scale damage. The snake is currently recovering and Northern Colorado Wildlife Center says that the snake is doing very well and has already had a small meal while being cared for.

What to do if You Find Injured Wildlife?

If you happen to find an injured animal, do not give it food, water, or medical assistance. Contact a local wildlife rehabilitator that is licensed and follow the instructions they give. Northern Colorado Wildlife Center says a good resource to find help for injured wildlife in your area is Animal Help Now at ahnow.org.

Source: Northern Colorado Wildlife Center

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