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She just mistook you for a food item,...


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Posted by BrianSmith on April 16, 2003 at 17:55:55:

In Reply to: JUST GOT BIT !!!! NOW WHAT ?? posted by joemichaelaz on April 16, 2003 at 17:03:47:

That's why she held on. An aggressive bite would have an instantaneous release. So this is no indication that she is in any way mean. It can and does happen to us all at one time or another. It won't hurt for very long and it will heal soon. Don't worry. And don't get rid of her just because of this. It is likely that it will never happen again. Just watch her a little more closely from here on out for any signs that she is hungry or having a feeding response. You will learn these little movements soon if you don't know them already. The first time I got wrapped by a burm I was 11 or 12. It was just my hand that she got and she wrapped up my arm. I was alone and had no choice but to remain still. It was less than a minute before she let me go. I think she either realized I wasn't a rabbit,. or she thought her prey was dead. In either case this has worked each and every time I have been wrapped over the years. That time was in 1976 or 77. I expect that it will happen again in the future. It's just part of the job if one chooses to get in close and personal with their snakes like I prefer to be. The Lysol might irritate her heat pits and or nostrals so try to rinse her off with luke warm water with a little dish soap in it. Then rinse with just warm water. She shouldn't be in a mood to eat anymore, but watch her close nonetheless. Once she knows that it's "you" and not a rabbit something like this shouldn't happen.

:Damm it hurts.. i'm typing with my left hand shaking like never before.. my 11 foot burm just bit my right forearm for the first time in 7 years.. she just ate 5 !! days ago.. a large rabbit as usuall... i was unable to move and lucky my 4 year old was in the house to help me.. he ran and got a can of lysol and sprayed the snake in the face untill she let go of my forearm.. what now..will the snake be O.k. ?? do i keep her or what ?? will she do this again ?? befoe takeing her out I spray my arm with thie lysol so I dont have any smells on me .. what do I do ??
:dam it hurts so much...

:Joe





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