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Python covered with over 500 ticks rescued in Australia

IANS  |  Canberra 

catchers in have rescued a which was found covered in over 500

A video posted online showed the reptile, which was believed to be ill, coated in the parasites in a backyard swimming pool on the in Queensland, the reported on Friday.

A professional handler removed the and took it for treatment at a wildlife clinic, the report said.

Vets removed more than 500 ticks, catcher told the BBC, and it was expected to recover.

Harris said he believed the snake had been trying to drown the in the pool.

The presence of such a large amount of indicated that the snake was likely to have an underlying illness, possibly due to heat stress or drought conditions, the report said.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 14:52 IST