Its been six weeks and now the stitches are out. Hopefully will feed and heal now.Posted by Snake Catcher Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 14, 2015
MELBOURNE, June 15 (UPI) -- An Australian snake catcher shared video of a delicate procedure to remove stitches from a deadly copperhead snake six weeks after it was injured by a human.
Barry Goldsmith, who shared the video on his Snake Catcher Victoria Australia Facebook page, said the copperhead's six stitches were removed Sunday without apparent complication about six weeks after the reptile was injured by a human.
The snake catcher said the procedure was dangerous because the snake was not under any anesthetic.
"Do not try to copy the handling techniques seen in this video! A bite can ruin your day and possibly kill you," a disclaimer on the video reads.
Goldsmith said the snake is being monitored to ensure it heals properly and doesn't have trouble feeding.
He wrote on Facebook the snake "doesn't look too bad, considering the damage that had been done."