Nov 2009

Q: Help tracking missing snake

Q: I know this has been asked before, but I can't figure out how to search the Answers forum and realy don't have time to figure it out right now. LOL.  Anyway ... today I discovered that Genesis (one of my baby/juvi jungles) is missing.  I can't tell how long because I just got home today after being out of town for a while.  My other half was snake-sitting while I was gone.  Since I can't tell how long its been ... I dont even know if she is in the snake room anymore.  I hope she didnt get into the vents. I'm gonna set some water out in the snake room and perhaps in the hallway, etc.  Any other suggestions?  I need to check the closet ... but I'm gonna wait to do that until tomorrow.  Too tired right now after cleaning up the cages.  It's been about 2 weeks since she last ate ... so she is past overdue.  Thanks in advance!

A: If it's getting cold where you are too you might try setting up a series of really sweet heated "hide boxes" in the rooms you think she might have travelled to.  Snakes in general (but especially pythons) become mobile at night and will eventually hunker down in one of these makeshift shelters and can be extracted in the morning.  Following this same logic, be sure to check under the fridge, behind the water heater, anywhere there's a pilot light, etc.  Warmth is key this time of year!  Good luck. - BJW