I feed my 10 month old cornsnake live mice and one of them scratched him behind the eye about two weeks ago. Last week, the snake shed his skin and there's a patch of old skin where the scratch is.

Is this anything to be worried about? Or is the old skin just a scab?
Phil
Hi Phil,
Well - this is why many people don't use live food!!

Have you taken the snake to the vets?
Perhaps you should consider cleaning the scratch with a very dilute solution of peroxide say 1.5% 50:50 with water.
I guess you can also wait until next shed to see if it all comes off - if it doesn't next time then you'll have to soak the snake and assist... Other's may have other advice..
Jon
I feed my 10 month old cornsnake live mice and one of them scratched him behind the eye about two ... where the scratch is. Is this anything to be worried about? Or is the old skin just a scab? Phil

Sheds tend to stick over wounds sometimes. Try giving the snake a good soak, or put it in a damp pillow case for about 30 minutes. Don't do both at the same time! The skin should come off pretty easily after it's moistened. If it doesn't come off readily, and it's justa patch behind the eye you can just leave it on to come off with the next shed.
You also might want to consider this a learning experience about why not to feed live prey to your snake. You were very very lucky that the scratch was behind the eye and not sprang on it. Your snake could have very easily lost that eye.
-Z
I feed my 10 month old cornsnake live mice and one of them scratched him behind the eye about two ... skin where the scratch is. Is this anything to be worried about? Or is the old skin just a scab?

Take Z's advice about shed removal, inspect the wound very carefully. Still a scab? Ideally, the snake should see a vet and have a culture done. A bacterial infection is entirely possible with rodent bites or scratches. After all, the rodents walk around in their own urine and ***.

Please consider upgrading your snake to eating frozen/thawed or prekilled rodents... it is much safer. Snakes die and lose eyes and get very sick from live prey injuries regularly. As a reptile rescuer and rehabilitator I can tell you I get sick snakes in from mouse/rat bites/old infected bites sometimes and they are always in bad shape. For the sake of your snake, if nothing else.
fr0glet
I feed my 10 month old cornsnake live mice and ... worried about? Or is the old skin just a scab?

Take Z's advice about shed removal, inspect the wound very carefully. Still a scab? Ideally, the snake should see a ... bites/old infected bites sometimes and they are always in bad shape. For the sake of your snake, if nothing else.

My snake's been eating live food for most of his life. Will there be a problem switching him yo dead food?
Phil
My snake's been eating live food for most of his life. Will there be a problem switching him yo dead food?

Just try.
Anna
My snake's been eating live food for most of his life. Will there be a problem switching him yo dead food?

No problem. Any snake can be converted, with a little elbow grease from the owner. You may have to make the rodent do the "I'm really alive" dance with some tongs or tweezers. You WILL have to make sure it is thoroughly defrosted, checking the lungs and brain for any coldness. With a corn snake, it is not necessary to warm up the rodent beyond room temperature. Both my corns will even eat thawed rodents that have been in the refrigerator all day.
Any update on the injury?
fr0glet