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    Posted: 09 May 2004 at 5:13pm
Found a grass snake with prolapsed cloaca last weekend . Will post pics as soon as pic posting is allowed again.
The snake appeared healthy in all other ways , though slightly thin.
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hi Al, if you want to send the picture to me I can still  host it on RAUK, it does seem that the upload facility is the reasong for RAUK using loads of bandwidth, so not sure when it will be allowed again :0(
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alan Hyde Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2004 at 6:26pm
Hi Gemma :╝)

Ok, I'll sort out the picture and send it to you in an Email.

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Al's pics

Al, is that not an inverted male bit rather than the cloaca prolapsed??

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PS lovely looking snake, I found a whopper the other day reasonably unexpectately at a woodland margin, due to a navigation error (Merv says it was my fault, I have a different opinion) we missed the habitat we were looking for and came out in a pasture, and there she was a good 3 footer, gorgeous. Still I did get some funny looks when I picked up Harvey from school later in the day, odd smell isn't it.
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Hi Gemma , Thanks for putting the pics up .

LOL! :╝) Ah Yes ! It's that grass snake moment ;╝). 3foot!? Very nice , I'm glad you shared the lovely aroma ;╝)

Now, I'm not to sure . All I know is ,My sister had a tortoise with prolapsed cloaca and it looked just like this .The snake could not retract, and whatever it is was very dry , not healthy looking at all .
I'm sure one of our experts will clarify ;╝)


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Hi Tony,
But why would it not wthdraw back into the snake? Is this a common occurance?

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Ah so, After searching the net and looking at various veterinary sites is this what's called prolapsed hemipenes?

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Alan,

Yes, that is definitely a prolapsed hemipenis - the cloaca does not have any spines.

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http://pages.bangor.ac.uk/~bss166/
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Thanks Wolfgang :╝)

So, could we say that due to this prolapse the snake will probably die?

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