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Posted: 11/12/2008 9:30:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2008 9:30:19 AM EDT by poink]
Dammit...I don't know how this bastard got out of his cage, but he did.

Tore the house apart for the past 5 hours, and I have yet to see a trace of him....this sucks.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:34:11 PM EDT
that sucks.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:34:30 PM EDT
Was it a hot?
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:35:36 PM EDT
Surely somebody at the pet store told you having a snake could suck at some point.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:36:30 PM EDT
Check under your oven. Thats where I found mine after 4 months of snakelessness.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:36:31 PM EDT
No, it's not hot (THANK GOD!)...it's a Ball Python.

Any of you snake owners ever experience this? What is the best way to get them out of hiding?

Finding a snake is nothing like finding any other animal, since they don't make a sound when they are out and about.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:37:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By poink:
No, it's not hot (THANK GOD!)...it's a Ball Python.

Any of you snake owners ever experience this? What is the best way to get them out of hiding?

Finding a snake is nothing like finding any other animal, since they don't make a sound when they are out and about.


Perhaps you should look for it using FIRE!!!! Only way to be safe
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:40:11 PM EDT
I ate rattlesnake once.

Tasted like chicken.

Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:41:07 PM EDT
It'll be hiding in or under something warm. Appliances and et cetera.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:42:11 PM EDT
my red ruber ratter escaped from me, it was going nuts, I had 2 kill it with a bbgun:( shame, the thing was 3' long
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:50:47 PM EDT
Thats what you get for having a snake as a P E T.




Yea, you lol
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 9:57:19 PM EDT
Look under warm places...
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 10:14:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mp_moody:
It'll be hiding in or under something warm. Appliances and et cetera.


This and +1
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 10:58:03 PM EDT
There are a few methods.. warm places, tight places too. I found a ball that went into the cushions of the couch and just curled up and stayed there. At the time my sister left him on the couch and I started looking in that area when i realized he was missing.

but a good one is on hardwood floor at night, spread some flour or talc and you can see if they slithered across the floor that night.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 10:58:08 PM EDT
+1 on any relatively warm places or bathroom/source of water.

I once had a 2 foot iguana get loose and looked everywhere with no luck. Two days later I found it basking on the window sill.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 11:02:27 PM EDT
Being cold where you are at, my bet would be in the furnace ducts somewhere.


Goodluck.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 12:37:24 AM EDT
Don't worry, it'll find you. Next time you sleep.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 12:44:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By swingset:
Don't worry, it'll find you. Next time you sleep.






If you're like a couple of my friends who lost their snakes, it will turn up when you move out years down the road, hanging out in your couch or something unseen by all
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 12:45:57 AM EDT
have you found it yet? Is you cat missing?
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 2:53:09 AM EDT
TAG!
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 2:55:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By storminnorman:
TAG!


Same here.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 3:01:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By poink:
No, it's not hot (THANK GOD!)...it's a Ball Python.

Any of you snake owners ever experience this? What is the best way to get them out of hiding?

Finding a snake is nothing like finding any other animal, since they don't make a sound when they are out and about.


You have an advantage- your brain is bigger. Be patient. My wife had a Rosy Boa that was a regular escape artist- we lost him once for about 9 months, and another time for about 6 months. Each time, he got busted in broad daylight, trying to make a run for it.



Link Posted: 11/13/2008 3:07:25 AM EDT
put shallow dishes of water in the corner of your rooms so your snake doesnt die of dehydration. The flour thing is also a good idea.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 3:16:03 AM EDT
he will be some place warm....mine got out many times and i found him by the dryer or fridge motor or heater or in the heater vents ...looks for warm spots and you will find him
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:05:47 AM EDT
Why not just create a warm spot with a heat lamp or whatever in a corner of the room?
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:09:55 AM EDT
Mine escaped one and I found him in the subwoofer of my suround sound system. Talk about pissed...I had to dismantle that fucking speaker.


Look in small tight spaces
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:10:27 AM EDT
When I was a kid we had a pet newt. (no, I don't know why).

He got out of his cage, and we found him about 6 months later under the sofa all dried up.

Won't the snake look for warm places, like by / in heating vents?
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:10:49 AM EDT
I will never understand the snake thing. Hope he does not come looking for you while you sleep.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:11:27 AM EDT
They tend to travel against walls, so check under things close to walls.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:12:53 AM EDT
Dibs on guns, ammo, hot pie, and gas in your car.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:14:06 AM EDT
What do these snakes eat when they escape into your house for weeks/months?
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:14:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:16:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ares337:
Thats what you get for having a snake as a P E T.


http://pandadan.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/idiot-41423.jpg

Yea, you lol




Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:19:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mayoroscarmayer:
Check under your oven. Thats where I found mine after 4 months of snakelessness.


"snakelessness"

Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:28:53 AM EDT
I don't get the whole snake as a pet thing... You may wake up with your unfeeling, reptile "pet" wrapped around your throat.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:29:35 AM EDT
Borrow someone's pet mongoose, he'll find it for you.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:29:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
What do these snakes eat when they escape into your house for weeks/months?


They don't eat, unless you've got mice or rats in the house.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:44:38 AM EDT
Tag...for the hilarity
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:50:25 AM EDT
tie a string to a live mouse, tie the other end to something heavy, leave the mouse where the snake can find it overnight.

Let me know how that works out for you.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 7:07:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tony555:
Dibs on guns, ammo, hot pie, and gas in your car.




You better share

Link Posted: 11/13/2008 7:09:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By poink:

Any of you snake owners ever experience this?


What is the best way to get them out of hiding?

.



No way to draw him out.. Only find him.. I found one in a heating duct.. i found another in the couch as in up under it in the springs... Look inside of everything.. If the head will fit it will fit.

Link Posted: 11/13/2008 7:09:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SC-Texas:
Was it a hot?


Uh, what?

I'm guessing that means poisonous judging by the response.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 7:11:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By delemorte:
If the head will fit it will fit.



That's what I keep telling my wife, but she still won't go for it.

Link Posted: 11/13/2008 7:16:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cole2534:
Originally Posted By SC-Texas:
Was it a hot?


Uh, what?

I'm guessing that means poisonous judging by the response.


Yep, you do not want to lose a rattle snake in your house.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 7:17:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By opti12206:
Originally Posted By Cole2534:
Originally Posted By SC-Texas:
Was it a hot?


Uh, what?

I'm guessing that means poisonous judging by the response.


Yep, you do not want to lose a rattle snake in your house.

I concur.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 7:24:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
What do these snakes eat when they escape into your house for weeks/months?


A ball python can go months without eating, especially in winter. Mine escaped a few times, when we had gerbils it was easy to find him, he'd be curled up on top of the gerbil cage :-) Woke up one night hearing something rustling at the foot of the bed, reached down and grabbed him :-) I think he did make it into the bed once, my wife and I got a laugh out of it. Snakes will find the darndest places to hide - check boxes, under appliances, under cabinets, closets, in boots, etc... When mine was a baby, I found him hiding in an empty toothpaste box.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 7:26:34 AM EDT
I 7+ foot rat snake has escaped 2 times.

First time I found him behind my dresser. In the same day.

Second time took me a week. He had curled up in a blanket in the top of my closet. I pulled everything out of my apartment and it took me 3 times to find him.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 7:30:03 AM EDT
"we got mothufuckin snakes in the house"
Link Posted: 11/14/2008 4:00:01 AM EDT
anyone killed yet?
Link Posted: 11/14/2008 4:05:56 AM EDT
Look up under your chairs and sofas. A few times we found ours hidden inside my recliner......a real bitch to get out BTW.

Once my upstairs neighbor called me at work, screaming that my 6ft corn snake was in her cupboards
Link Posted: 11/14/2008 4:08:17 AM EDT
this whole thing has me creeped the fuck out
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