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The great snake hunt 
5th-Apr-2007 10:04 am
The SO buzzed me at work to let me know my dad brought home a snake. Apparently as a new pet.

A real breathing slithering snake... 0_o

The SO had to take photos to chase the disbelief I obviously felt.

I have nothing against snakes (they are gorgeous creatures), but the idea of keeping one that looks as unhappy as this was furtherest from my mind. My immediate demands were that it be given water, and maybe a small bag of tiny frogs (easily purchased from local aquarium shops). And a trip to the nearest catchment area to release it over the weekend.

And thanks to the internet, we identified it as a common house snake.

When the SO and I got home from work, I looked into the terrapin tank my dad had set up.

... and kept peering...

"Erm... Dad?! It's not here!!!"
"Sure it is. It's there."
"... no, it isn't! It's not here."
"... shit... "

Thus began the great snake hunt with torches among our shoes and sneakers.

... and no. We didn't find it.

Guess who is going to wear open-toed shoes for quite awhile...
5th-Apr-2007 02:54 am (UTC)
Haha, its so cool that you actually kept a snake as pet ^^ I like snakes. But my parents will probably freak out if I even breathe the word snake to them. The greatest extent of tolerance they had for my pets is my super active bull terrier. But that only had already stretched their limit. Envy...But do make sure you fish him out from wherever he is within your house. Oh you wouldn't happen to have hamsters do you? If so, pay attention to the hamster cage >_
5th-Apr-2007 03:15 am (UTC)
We didn't really keep it, since it escaped in the course of a few hours and I didn't even get to see it.

My dad has always instilled an appreciation for nature from an early age, so the list of pets we'd had is extensive: dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, pigeons, chickens, ducks, bats, squirrels, budgerigars, spiders, etc.

And no, no hamsters. I'm not terribly fond of them.
5th-Apr-2007 03:23 am (UTC)
flkjsfknwe!! Hahah I'd be terrified if there was a snake in my house!Oh man, I hope you find it soon >
5th-Apr-2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
So do I, but I think it's long gone by now. Hopefully it has found a good hunting spot full of geckos. ^_^
5th-Apr-2007 04:03 am (UTC)
5th-Apr-2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
^_^;;; My family is weird too, no?
5th-Apr-2007 04:13 am (UTC)
Oh Lordy! Good luck with finding your missing snake. *_*
5th-Apr-2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think it's long gone by now though.
5th-Apr-2007 04:21 am (UTC)

umm keep us posted.
5th-Apr-2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
It's ok. It's a non-venomous snake and generally non-agressive, so if we find it, it would be alright. ^_^
5th-Apr-2007 05:36 am (UTC)
DDD: OMG?! Hope you find it soon DDD:
5th-Apr-2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
Heh, me too, but it's probably long gone by now.
5th-Apr-2007 07:45 am (UTC)
Don't like reptiles. D:

I hope you find it soon, or that it actually went out of the house. >_
5th-Apr-2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
I generally prefer mammals too.
It's out of the house for sure, so no worries. Thankfully I keep my shoes indoors. :p
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5th-Apr-2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
The tank was already decked in rocks and a mini cave-pot. But we'll definitely outfit the environment better if we find him... and secure the lid.
5th-Apr-2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Creepy, I don't think I'd want to catch and hold onto a snake. :) I don't trust anyone who doesn't blink.
7th-Apr-2007 01:38 am (UTC)
Snakes are not as bad as people. ;p
6th-Apr-2007 12:35 am (UTC)
8th-Apr-2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
.... -_-;;;
6th-Apr-2007 12:53 am (UTC)
rofl...sorry about the laughing...but the whole dialogue just cracked me up. :) i can imagine the faces you guys have, but at elast its not poisonous right, so it should be alright. the only i would be worried about would be the fact that it might just scare the wits out of someone , not so much the bites...i think i would have a heart attack if it flew out of the cabinet one day...
8th-Apr-2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
It should be alright. We have quite a number of geckos and things crawling around, so it should be able to hunt. Hopefully it'll show itself soon.
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