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Strange spot on olive Python head

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Found a white patch on my olives head this morning. Was not there yesterday? Does anyone know what this is or what could have caused it? Also found him curled up behind his water bowl even though hot end is only 30 degrees.

do I need to worry? Will take to vet tomorrow if does not go away



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Looks like an abrasion that has scraped the outer layer of skin off. Does the enclosure have any decorations that the snake can squeeze its head into tight spaces? Check it out thoroughly. A vet visit isn't necessary at this stage - it looks like a very superficial scrape, and will probably repair fully after a shed or two, but you will need to find out how it happened.

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