This is how you give a 6m python a body scan

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LON­DON — For any­one else hop­ing to use the scan­ner, the wait was a lit­tle, er, long. Front of the queue was Hanna the python who, at nearly 20ft (about 6m), re­quired some rather ex­tended at­ten­tion. The 20-year-old snake, who weighs 135lb (60kg), had to be folded in half by vets at Colum­bus Zoo in Ohio be­fore they could fit her through their CAT scan­ner.

They sus­pected Hanna had a re­s­pi­ra­tory in­fec­tion af­ter spot­ting some swelling on her face.

The park’s head of an­i­mal health, Randy Junge, said: “As you can imag­ine, a se­ri­ous in­fec­tion in a snake can present some chal­lenges. Staff had to coil her a bit and scan her from both ends, but they were able to im­age her en­tire body in great de­tail.”

The team have pre­vi­ously tried to X-ray the rep­tile, but found her scales af­fected the re­sults.

Hanna was di­ag­nosed with a glan­du­lar in­fec­tion and will be on an­tibi­otics for two weeks. — Daily Mail

THE team have pre­vi­ously tried to X-ray the rep­tile, but found her scales af­fected the re­sults.

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