Timber rattlesnake Radio Transmiter Implantation Surgery

16 Sep

Watch as ENP’s rattlesnake vet Dr. Lee Bolt and Professor Ron Davis implant a radio transmitter into a wild Timber Rattlesnake.  This snake will be tracked by Dr. Davis and his students from Western Carolina University in order to learn more about it’s movements and habitat use.

After the surgery watch as Dr. Bolt uses a therapeutic laser to help with wound healing! This may be the first time a therapeutic laser has been used on a Timber Rattlesnake!

 

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