This is a new one on me (will try to eventually get pictures) Just took my red-tail green rat snake (Gonyosoma exycephalus) to the vet this morning because her glottis was hugely swollen, and she couldn't even close her mouth right. The vet examined her, and showed me that it was abscessed, and said I could stay and watch the surgery if I wanted, as he had no other morning appointments. It was pretty cool - they drained the abscess and sent it for culture, flushed the wound, and packed it with silver sulfadiazine before closing it with a suture. She is still a bit woozy from being put under, and has a re-check in two weeks, and antibiotics in the meantime. I regret not taking 'before' pics, as now I will only have 'after' pics.