12-foot python swallows a blanket
Aurora, a 7-year-old 12-foot python is not done growing yet. Her owner, Jennifer Wessel, is a lover of exotic animals and recently added the serpent to her family of pets.
she calls High Meet Aurora, a seven year old 12 ft python who still has a few feet left to grow. Her owner, Jennifer Wessel, is a lover of exotic animals and recently added the serpent to her family of pets. But a couple of days ago, they had a close call that could have costed Aurora her life. When she was eating her rabbit, she actually accidentally ate the blanket with the rabbit because it was more than likely, just kind of smelt like her food. Jennifer noticed Aurora was unusually enlarged and that her blanket was missing. These guys cannot. They're not made toe digest that fabric, and they have a very special digestive system. But she says she knew just where to go the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center. Her stomach was completely full, so there was no way that she would have been able to eat anything, so she would probably eventually starved to death, Dr Nicole Snee says. In all her years, she's never had a case like this one. These X rays showed the blanket engulfing over a stomach for this exotic reptiles. She says surgery was too risky and that their best option was to perform an endoscopy, also known as scoping. If we couldn't get it out with the scope that she might not survive, they took a flexible tube with a camera attached, stuck it down auroras throat and pulled the blanket from her belly. We had no idea how big the blanket waas until that thing started coming out and we saw how big her jaws would actually open. It was it was incredible. Doctor Snee and her staff were on edge, But the procedure took about 30 minutes, and Aurora will live to slither another day. Hey, just so thankful that everything went well and I'm still able to provide this baby what she needs.