Eastern Indigo Snake #16-3659

Eastern Indigo Snake #16-3659
Nov 26 2016

An eastern indigo snake from North Captiva  was brought to CROW on November 26, 2016, after it was found with several abrasions and punctures over a majority of its body.  The wounds were cleaned with saline and  bandages  applied to affected areas.   The adult male snake is approximately 7 feet in length and weighs 5.75 pounds and was pit tagged by SCCF (Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation) in 2013. The snake will continue to receive wound management until the wounds granulate in and skin sheds. 

Status Updates

Wounds Continue to Heal - Dec 05 2016 12:01 pm

The eastern indigo snake is currently receiving daily bandage changes and wound care treatment. The tissue is looking healthy and scabbing over well. Once the snake goes through a couple skin sheds it will then be cleared for release.


Bandage Removed - Dec 14 2016 9:21 am

The last remaining bandage has been removed and will be kept off to help the wound dry up so the snake can be released soon.


Patient Cleared for Release - Dec 21 2016 9:30 am

The eastern indigo snake has been cleared for release and will be released by The Sanible-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) on North Captiva Island where it was originally found. SCCF placed a micro ship is the snake in 2012 as part of the Pine Island Sound Eastern Indigo Snake Project,