Shaun had one of his gravid ball pythons x-rayed the other day. I’m not sure of the circumstance, but the photo is very nice to have.
Here she is, with 6 very obvious eggs. Click the photo to pull up an enlarged version.
My first inclination was that x-rays are not safe, especially to a gravid (pregnant) animal, but then again, the minimal amount amount of x-rays used in today’s x-ray setups isn’t dangerous unless you are exposed regularly or for an extended period of time. I’d really be more afraid for the person who is taking the x-ray since they take x-rays everyday, but they always stand behind a lead wall, so they should be fine also.