We fed our snakes their typical (F/T) meals on Saturday night and just found that the baby Argentine boa had freshly regurgitated (food was still down this morning when I put the lights on). This is worrisome in and of itself, but its neck is BADLY swollen (though does not look "bruised" as I would expect if this was a hematoma). Has anyone ever heard of this happening? We are waiting to hear back from the vet but in case we can't get an appt today, does anyone know what on earth is going on or has anyone had this happen? Quite concerned despite the fact that the snake is active and acting normal.
And before anyone asks: the snake is being kept at species-appropriate temperatures & humidity, and the meal was a freshly and fully THAWED mouse - so this is not a bite related abcess or injury. The meal seemed an appropriate size but was larger than his normal meal, so perhaps that is why he regurgitated?