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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 3 Jul 2004 03:19 · Edited by: spydergirl4594


About a week ago today, I realised my 3 ft. Ball Python(one of my three) had escaped. It was his first time on the loose,and I actually wasn't too worried about him. Hes fairly big,and couldn't fit into any small spaces,so I figured hed turn up shortly. Well about 4 days passed and he wasn't turning up so we did the whole runthrough of the house and never found him. So we gave up again,just hoping he'd turn up one day. I remember reading about putting a mouse in a cage in an obvious part he'd been in,and hoping he'd turn up nearby. Well I never did do that,but it was going to be one of my options quite soon. So, last night I was very sick and in bed,and my brother came rushing into my room telling me he found Monty. I ran downstairs to see if i could find him,and there he was...trying to get into the hamster cage.

I thought that was hilarious! I scooped him up and put him home and he drank a load of water,and today I fed him a rat and everything is well Let me tell you,my hamster is one lucky SOB!


-Sheryl
Charlie
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# Posted: 3 Jul 2004 03:44


lol. I never did find baby. Poor little free girl.


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Lint
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# Posted: 3 Jul 2004 04:48


HAHAH thats so funny LOL LMAO!


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bonsai
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# Posted: 3 Jul 2004 05:33 · Edited by: bonsai


That was funny, and good, as all turned out well. I wonder where he had laid up though?

Once upon a time (about 2 & 1/2 months ago) I bought 2 GTF's. Things were going well and they were getting bigger and all. Well the larger of the two starts calling. Great! Not a real strong call (kinda like when a kitten first start meowing, a lot of effort for a small sqeek), but he was working on it.
well, in less than a week, I had opened the screen top door and fed the frogs, and went to my other tanks and fed those frogs, down the line, so-to-speak, planning on coming back to give the GTF's a second helping of small crickets. Afer all working on ones' voice takes extra energy!
I was very tired, and by the time I got to the point of going back, I had laid down on my bed (a few feet away).
I wake up in the morning and of course of all days, I had overslept and had a client meeting I HAD to attend.
I rush, feed all my fish and looking in on the frogs, I noticed the door wide open on the GTF's tank. I rush over and look in. I can see the smaller frog but not the larger one.
Oh, no!! I can't look for it at that moment.
I go to work, and all day long I'm cursing myself and trying to figure how I'll ever find this guy. (I have a world of stuff in that room!)
I come home just about an hour before "lights off" for the frogs. I decided that I wouldn't "look" for him, but rather thought I would take the off chance that he was proud of his ability to call "better" day by day, that he would do it just after "lights off", giving his position away. So I did what I can do so well. I laid down on the bed.
BINGO! One frog on the inside closet door jamb (door was open) 5 feet off the ground. All within 5 minutes of the lights going out!

The little one took a little tour of my room just a few nights ago. I was changing the water bowl and had taken the top completely off and when I came back from the bath room, I see him sitting half onto the lip off the tank, head canted up at an angle, that "crickets come from the sky" look and a little of "OH, it's a big bright world out there, like Big Frog said". I'll see for myself, even if it is suppertime.

All's well, that ends well.

First time I had touched that frog, ever (washed and moistened hands with dechlorinated water first of course). That gave him a minute to enjoy his freedom. The larger fog was captured with a clear deli cup and a thin sheet of clear plastic slid under him. He just walked into the cup.I change their tank out with them in it and they never get stressed out with that method. I will somethings have to lightly nug one if they refuse to move, as I'm lifting their water bowl and it is sitting on the rim.


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Brian
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# Posted: 3 Jul 2004 07:54


Remember when missing a pet always look under ovens, refigerators, and in ovens. I know people woh have lost animals who hid in ovens.

ginevive
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# Posted: 3 Jul 2004 13:40


Congrats on finding your wayward snake. I had one who got out, ended up freezing in my basement (it was winter.) Now, I have much more secure lids, and no more escapes are posible. I geuss you live an' you learn. But some people like me learn the hard way.


-JEN- :)
Charlie
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# Posted: 3 Jul 2004 20:18


I've had a cuban, and greenhouse or dozen dried up in my old room. They find thier way in somehow, but can never find their way back out.


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