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PostSubject: Hate when that happens   11/9/2008, 4:54 pm

Had my C. Keyserlingi tank on top of my cornsnake tank and because it was so heavy, it stretched the lid allowing one of my your corns to escape, now its just a waiting game, a week? a month? who knows....

....Had one disappear for a whole year!!! Died a couple of days later though Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when that happens   11/9/2008, 5:00 pm

Shucks!


just put some traps out or something, i'm sure there are plenty of techniques on the web. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when that happens   11/9/2008, 5:25 pm

check anywhere thats warm but chances are its shot under the floorboards to courl up by the heating pipes! i have lost a milksnake for 3 months and found it when it popped up in the dining room... just make sure it doesnt get next door if you have wimpy neighbours!
you could try a shoe box with a heat mat on it in and cut a "snake sized" hole in it. put it in a quiet corner out of the way and check it every morning.
hope this helps!
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when that happens   11/9/2008, 5:28 pm

Lay down painters' tape, sticky side up, along the edges of your floor where it meets the wall.

Had one escape twice; first time it showed up in the dishwasher, second time we never found it. Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Hate when that happens   11/9/2008, 6:21 pm

check behind the fridge/freezer.... almost all my 'missing' snakes have ended up there. its dark and warm.

I've tried every trick in the book to locate missing snakes and have only lost one.

My des mex kingsnake got out at the old house but got below the floor boards. 2 months later he eventually came out looking rather sorry for himself. mind you he did scare off all the mice that were under there Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when that happens   11/9/2008, 7:00 pm

nah probably just ate them
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when that happens   11/9/2008, 7:02 pm

lol
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when that happens   11/9/2008, 8:11 pm

he may have scoffed some but he was far to skinny to have had a proper diet when he showed up again.
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when that happens   11/10/2008, 10:21 pm

Haven't told my missus yet so obvious traps will let the cat out the bag. She's tolerant but taking the mick is just counter-productive lol.

Had a pueblean milksnake let loose by prying hands, went straight down the floorboards and had a phone call from my old landlord a whole year later saying they found what they first thought was a coral snake. They cupped it and did some research on the internet to find it was harmless. It hadnt grown at all, and wouldnt take food. When it died a couple days later i opened its mouth to find it was rotting away inside. Must have been digesting its own insides.... Gross!

Then had two Royal Pythons escape and i Opend the oven to find a tail hanging down the back! Had to unscrew the whole side of the oven to recover them, and my missus at the time had cooked garrlic bread in there lol! the were uncooked though lol.

And many other escapees too.... Hope i find this one Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when that happens   11/11/2008, 1:04 am

They see in infrared, so your best chances are to place traps (tape, as Mike mentioned) near the warm spots in your house.
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