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PostSubject: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Fri 15 Apr - 21:34

A very sad day for me as my adult meridionalis was found dead in the viv this morning.

She came through hibernation well and had copluated with the male a number of time in the last month.

She had fed well since breeding and looked in stunning condition.

A big snake with a great personality she will be missed.

With a sudden death of a "bomb proof" snake I am bewildered and have already sent he for vet analysis to see if its just one of those things or something to worry about.

I'll post some pictures of how she looked later.

A sad day but something we all have to get used too.

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PostSubject: Re: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Fri 15 Apr - 23:53

I'm sorry for your loss. It's always confusing when well established snakes die for no obvious reason.

It have happen to almost all of us that keep snakes.

Last time it happen to me was for about 2 years ago when my nicest V.l.gaditana died without any signs or symptoms, just dropped dead one day. It was sent away for analysis.

It died of "General Infection" according to the lab that did the analysis.

I hope you get a "good" results from the analysis.

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PostSubject: Re: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Sat 16 Apr - 0:04

Daniel Claesson wrote:
I'm sorry for your loss. It's always confusing when well established snakes die for no obvious reason.

It have happen to almost all of us that keep snakes.

Last time it happen to me was for about 2 years ago when my nicest V.l.gaditana died without any signs or symptoms, just dropped dead one day. It was sent away for analysis.

It died of "General Infection" according to the lab that did the analysis.

I hope you get a "good" results from the analysis.

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Daniel Claesson

Thanks Daniel it is always a worry especially when you hear abour infections around other collections. I hope this turns out to be one of those things that we all have to deal with.

It amazes me when those not in the hobby say well it was only a venomous snake and do not realise the care and effort thats put into the husbandry of these critters!
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PostSubject: Re: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Sat 16 Apr - 0:34

Yes, these days it is a lot of talk about "dooms" deceases that can wipeout whole collections. And that is very scary to hear and read about.

With good quarantine these things shall not happen but apparently they do anyways !?!

But in your case i hope for the best. How old was the snake ?

Yes "outsiders" seldom understand how much energy and time it takes to maintain these type of animals. We that are in the middle of it know that nothing seldom comes easy ;-)

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PostSubject: Re: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Sat 16 Apr - 2:20

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Yes, these days it is a lot of talk about "dooms" deceases that can wipeout whole collections. And that is very scary to hear and read about.

With good quarantine these things shall not happen but apparently they do anyways !?!

But in your case i hope for the best. How old was the snake ?

Yes "outsiders" seldom understand how much energy and time it takes to maintain these type of animals. We that are in the middle of it know that nothing seldom comes easy ;-)

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I had the female for three years breeding her twice, she arrives as a large adult so maybee she was at least 6-7 years old
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PostSubject: Re: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Sat 16 Apr - 3:37

Ok, age should not be the problem then.

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PostSubject: Re: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Sat 16 Apr - 4:48

Very sad news Graeme, I am sorry to hear that, I hope the result is nothing to worry about.
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PostSubject: Re: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Sat 16 Apr - 15:49

I will post the results of the PM when they arrive back from the laboritory
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PostSubject: Re: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Sat 16 Apr - 17:16

I will have my fingers crossed until then. Hope for the best.

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PostSubject: Re: Vipera amodytes meridionalis an unexpected death   Sat 16 Apr - 18:20

ahhhhhhhh..............
Bad news......
Hope all was nothing to worry also.
Finger cross Graeme !!!

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