This diamond python hatchling (morelia spilota spilota) didn't have a great start to life. He was rescued by my wife and I from the house of a famous Australian actress. Her cat had bought it in, causing a couple of very deep lacerations, and dropped it on the patio. The python was pretty stressed out and had a mouth full of fur so he'd put up a good fight.
The injuries were deep but not life-threatening. Having been dosed up with antibiotics as a precaution, he recovered very quickly and has become very easy to handle.
He has one wound to the mid-body underbelly that we thought might cause problems when he came to shed but when that time arrived, he sloughed off his old skin without any trouble at all.
At the time this photo was taken, we were still having problems getting him to feed. His condition was still very good so wasn't a major issue and a few weeks later, he started taking pinkie mice and is now taking food whenever offered.
The speed at which pythons, even little ones, can strikes is well impressive.