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Karson

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1979 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: snake loose

I went to adjust the sound level in my stereo system,laying there beside my Amp was a surprise.

This guy got out about 2 weeks ago and we’ve kept our eyes out for him. My wife was afraid that she’d find him. He found a small hole in the lid of his cage and worked his way out. I went to feed him a week ago and he wasn’t around for supper.

He’s a Corn snake. Which is a kind of a mock Coral Snake. The Corals are poisonous. I’m glad this one is not because he bit me about a year ago. I guess i scared him when I went to pick him up.

This is how he looks now that he’s out. He’s about 42” inches long. It was a problem because he wrapped himself around all of the wires in the back. I of course could not get back there without letting go, and I wasn’t about to do that.

I had to find his head and them work my way back and I was able to weave him out. As long as he thought he was getting away, he was willing to go forward. he just wouldn’t go backward.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †


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Quixote

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#1 posted 1979 days ago

Karson;

If I had found that in my stereo, there would have been a couple of .45 holes in the cabinet and a mess on the floor.

Q

-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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lew

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#2 posted 1979 days ago

You are a better man the me, Karson.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bob #2

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#3 posted 1979 days ago

Beautiful little critter Karson.

Good on you for getting him straightened out.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Karson

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#4 posted 1979 days ago

He’s usually a good little guy but this is about the 5th time he’s gotten out. The first time was when we were showing the house in New Jersey. He’d been missing for about 3 months. I was down in the basement and i saw this fake snake up on a shelf in the basement. I went to pick it up and he moved. He was about the size of a small sharpie pen and about 12” long.

I told my son I found him and not to say anything until the people that were looking at the house had left.

They bought it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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pitchnsplinters

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#5 posted 1979 days ago

Dinner!

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 1979 days ago

He’s a cute little booger but I don’t want him in my bed!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Karson

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#7 posted 1979 days ago

Thos. I assume the guys in your area might not be so friendly.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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kiwi1969

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#8 posted 1979 days ago

That is one very beautiful snake, glad you found him (her?) safe and well

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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itsme_timd

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#9 posted 1979 days ago

Very neat little snake, Karson. I’m a fan of most reptiles.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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GaryK

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#10 posted 1979 days ago

Reminds me of a snake I used to have. I used to feed him goldfish. I had a branch over a water bowl where he would sit to wait for a fish to magically appear.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Karson

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#11 posted 1979 days ago

When I put him in his cage tonight. He went over and stuck his head in the water over his eyes and he drank for about 3 minutes. He must have been thirty. He’d lift his head up and look around, and then back into the water. He was keeping his eyes on the rat in the cage.

I’d been feeding the rat, cheerios for the past week.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TimberMan

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#12 posted 1979 days ago

He’s really cool. I bet he liked the heat coming from that equipment. Glad he is home safe with dinner prepared for him!!!

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dustyal

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#13 posted 1979 days ago

Uh, maybe I should l think twice about visiting you and your work shop… kind of like a watch snake? Protecting that valuable horde of lumber you have? Ha… cool pet and a unexpected show and tell.

Al H.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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MedicKen

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#14 posted 1979 days ago

I had a Colombian red tail boa that got out once and crawled up inside the couch. He decided to stay there and hibernate. I had to dismantle the couch when we moved, dont think the landlord would have liked an 8’ boa constrictor left in his apartment.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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mmh

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#15 posted 1979 days ago

Very pretty, but he might have ended up as a hat band in my house. I’m not so much afraid of snakes as I don’t want one climbing in bed or surprising me when I’m not prepared for a visit.

I rescued large black garden snake from being run over by pursuading it to go into a branch so I could move it out of the road way. My husband thought I was crazy, but I ran over a snake once and saw it writhing in pain in my rear view mirror and never quite got over that.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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