Rayne is my snow cornsnake. She is currently 11 years old and will be turning 12 later this year. Two weeks ago Rayne laid 6 eggs. All of which were slugs. I can feel additional eggs and the 2 week window of allowing her to try and pass them herself had passed and phase one of trying to get them to pass failed. We then proceeded to try and aspirate the egg at the base of her cloaca to no avail. I believe the egg has already begun calcifying as very little fluid was extracted. She is being brought in today and will be having the eggs surgically removed over the next day or 2. Rayne was my first snake that my wife 'allowed" me to buy and is the reason my wife no longer has a phobia of snakes. This was her first (and likely her last) breeding. She remains perky and alert so I am optimistic that she will be fine, but I am still worried nonetheless. I have requested that the surgery be video taped for documentation and educational purposes though we aren't certain if it will be allowed. At the very least I am hoping Steve (my vet and the surgeon) will allow my wife to take pictures so that I can add them to the Dystocia page. Rayne is currently resting on her heat source in a sterile container before she heads to the Animal Hospital this afternoon.