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Awesome find story after 9 months-READ


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Posted by Chris P. on May 06, 2002 at 22:40:54:

Last august or september I bought a 4 foot male mexican black king from my local pet store that happened to actually have him priced decently because someone just brought him in and gave him to them for free. I got him and the gave me a convienient snake bag to take him home. I got him home and set him down in my room so I could eat and then set his cage up. Well, like you may have guessed, when I went to remove him he broke the shoddy stitching in one corner and was gone. I did the usual when I lose snakes and tore up my room, but I couldn't find this guy cause usually I lose an albino, or something with some color to look for, and he was a veritable shadow. So after an hour or two of looking, I just figured he'd either turn up alive somewhere, or I smell the stench of his carcass sooner or later if he didn't leave the house. So I just put it in the back of my mind and went about my business. 2 months later, while looking in my closet I found a shed skin so I did another tear down and search of the room to no avail again. Nothing. I pretty much forgot about it until today. When I came home from the local library at about 8:45 pm my mom asked me if bullsnakes can ever be all black. I didn't make the connection at first, and told her no, at least not that anyone's found yet. Well to make a long story short, my uncle who was over was in the back yard about 8:15 and saw something fall off of our roof into the grass. It was almost dark at this time mind you, so I don't know how he saw it, but I guess our outside cat ran up to check out what was there, and so did he, and lo and behold the long lost king. He must have gotten into my attic somehow and then out a vent, and I don't know where he hibernated, prolly the attic, cause I think an unprotected Wisconsin winter would have killed him. Anyhow I came home and found my snake in a box in the backyard, and took him inside and put him in a spare cage where he readily pounded two mice. He is flawless with no marks, and is no worse for the wear except for being a little slimmer. The moral is, well it doesn't have a moral, I just think its pretty cool how things turn out sometimes. Oh yeah, I live right next door to a heavily wooded county park that's at least 500 acres or so, like he would have only had 10 feet to cover to be in a real thick wisconsin hardwood forest and be gone forever.


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