Is It A Damaged Eye?

I just caught this corn in my backyard and look him over (he is very calm) but saw one of his eyes looks like this

His other one looks fine and like this

Than his body looks like this

I had a feeling that the eye in question is damaged, what do you think?

@stewart_reptiles @ashleyraeanne @nathan_e


I’m curious what they think too! I want to see if I’m right!

To me it looks like he has some sort of vascularization of his cornea, is emaciated/dehydrated, +/- retained spectacle. Tell me if I’m right guys! :smiley: :crossed_fingers:

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So would that damage to the eye or vision

Either an old eye injury or retained eye caps. Pretty common with wild snakes and should in theory heal over given time. Best to just release him and if he is destined to become food for something, let him. Nature must take its course, especially since corn snakes are by no means endangered. Make sure to keep him away from your snake as well, don’t want anything to be released into the wild from captive snakes. You also don’t want to possibly give your snake something.


of course I let him go, he was just a herp when I was watering my peppers. I just had him inside for pics, then I washed my hands a bunch of times