The Great Snake Escape

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): We Will Become Silhouettes by The Postal Service.

You guys were right - again. Remind me never to doubt you. When you left all of those icky comments about the snake's cage lock being too flimsy and about placing heavy objects on the lid, I thought you were just overreacting. I thought "oh no, not me, not ever." Trinity won't get out. Well, I stand corrected. The penitent learn wisdom, because the snake got out.


Now, she didn't actually pull an Alcatraz and slither out of her cage. Oh, she's too smart for that. She waited until my sister took her out to play with her (yes, imagine "playing" with a snake). She stayed on her lap quite happily... for a time. Then she went exploring. We foolishly allowed her to go behind the couch because we figured "Hey? What can she do?" Ha.

Apparently this cabinet doesn't close all the way at the back. She poked her little snakey head up and in a jiffy she was sitting quite comfortably up there like some kind of amazon tree snake.

We couldn't pull the drawer out because it would hurt her, and have you ever tried to pull a snake out of anywhere? They are a whole a lot stronger than you'd think. Remember, they squeeze small rodents for a living.

So we had to wait for three hours for her to come out. We couldn't leave her because it took her 30.125 seconds to get up in there. At least we knew where she was. I can't even imagine where she would have gone if we hadn't watched her. But you know what did finally the trick? Heating pad, baby. :) Yay for cold-blooded mammals mortal weakness. Bu-ya! WriterGirl for the win!

So all's well that ends well, right? At least I hope so. I'm still eyeing those encyclopedias pretty heavily now.


Juju at Tales of said...

Holy cannolis!

Anonymous said...

ugh those photos creeped me out. Im scared of snakes but yea I remember this and yes you should put something to hold it in there. My sis' ex had an iguana and he did the same thing...kept like a brick on the top of the cage so it would be heavy.

Heather Zundel said...

Juju - Yeah! 0_o

Jennifer - Sorry. Creepiness was not intended. I really may take you up on that advice. Hopefully my sister doesn't notice...

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Aaaaahhhhaaahhhh! That is the sound of me screaming as I run from the room. :-)

arlee bird said...

I got a snake for my daughters when they were young -- that's what they wanted! One day I noticed it was gone. I looked all over and could not find it. Later, I found the snake in the dishwasher all coiled in the glass rack. Yes indeed, that was a chore unwrapping that snake from all of that grid work.


Tere Kirkland said...

Oh, I love snakes, but my turtle is much less work, lol. Heating pad works every time!

My friend had to wire the top of his snake cage shut to keep his Burmese from escaping.

Dana Cheryl said...

Very cool! It's incredible how quickly she found the table's weakness and got herself into that position.

Shannon Messenger said...

*dies laughing*

It's funny, snakes don't bother me. If I didn't have to feed them live rodents (WAY too sad. I'm a big fan of rodents. I'd gladly have a pet mouse if I didn't think it was cruel to keep a pet mouse in a house with five cats) I would totally have one--although my husband would hate it. HE's not a fan of snakes.

Now, pet tarantulas? *shudders*

NotNessie said...

*Full-body shudder*


Glad you finally got the snake back in the box.

Heather Zundel said...

Shannon O'Donnell - Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh.

Arlee Bird - Wow. Brave daughters, and even braver mother. And goodness! Good thing you looked before washing everything. And you my friend, have a lot of patience.

Tere Kirkland - Yay for the ultimate heating pad! Believe it or not, she actually is quite a sweetie. I think she is growing on me, which is really REALLY weird.

Dana Cheryl - Yeah, she's a smart one alright. And fairly stubborn too.

Shannon Messenger - Yeah, that poor mouse. I still say you should get an armadillo. Or a possum maybe? ;)

NotNessie - That shudder is totally understandable. :)