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I've taken in a snake recently from a friend and he had some scarring/missing scales, the snake had gotten out and apparently gotten into a place where he shouldn't have been. Two days after we got him, one of the places on his back where the scales were already "scraped" for lack of a better term has now developed a bubble underneath. He's not eaten yet, but of course we're unsure when the last time he ate was, he's continually drinking water, and active. He's also become fairly aggressive in the past few days. Does anyone have suggestions on what this might be and how to go about taking care of it? I've had snakes on and off throughout my life and never encountered this before. Don't feel like anything I'm seeing on the net really describes the problem, and the photos of Blister disease don't really fit either. Any info greatly appreciated

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re: taken in and now concerned

I don't have any pics yet, like I said he's been very aggressive, before the spot developed had no problems with handling him. But since the spot showed up I can't even put my hand in to change water without him striking at me. I thought maybe he was ready to eat, but not taking the pinkies we're trying to feed. He's very young, maybe foot to foot and a half long. still researching to find out breed, and also looking for a specialist near by. Live in a very small town, and not having much luck in this department either. I can best describe it as a clear bubble pushing up under the spot where the scales have been damaged.
 

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can i just ask, you said u are researching the breed of snake. Is that because you are unaware of what type of snake it is or is it a morph, as that may be the aggresion problem, aswell as being in pain of course, his husbandry might be all wrong, if u don't no what kind of snake he is. As well as a picture could u give some information on the snake, type, age, weight, are there any other factors aswell as his blister?
 

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Is the 'bubble' clear? Or just a lump? Without a diagnosis from a vet it's anyone's guess. My bet would be a buildup of fluid from the injury, or a cyst forming from fluid/infection. Either way it needs to get checked by a professional to advise treatment. Well done for putting it on the right path, good luck! :2thumb:
 
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