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    T. radix Ranch guidofatherof5's Avatar
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    Dumb Luck

    This morning I went down to the snake room and fed one of the large enclosures. In this enclosure are my 3 breeding females and the male albino Red Sided(T.s.parietalis) I picked up last year.
    All were eating good and things were going well. Then one of my kids yelled for me, in one of those "Please, come right now" voices.
    I ran upstairs to see what was wrong. It was nothing serious and I handled the problem. Then the phone rang and an elderly neighbor needed my help with something. Then I had to take my daughter Gabby to the doctor for a minor issue. Once back home I finished helping the neighbor. Then I drove Tank to the other side of town to see the lady that had given him to us. Once back home and a little relax time I then cooked Dinner.
    Approximately 10 minutes ago I asked Gabby to cut some worms up for the baby radixes that are living upstairs. She went down to the snake room and moments later let out a yell. It was another of those yells that demanded immediate response. As I ran down to the snake room I was hoping she had located my missing T.atratus but soon saw the problem.
    I left the door open to my Red Sided garter snakes. All I could imagine was that all the snakes were out including my prized albino.
    As dumb luck would have it everyone was still in the enclosure, safe and sound after 8 hours of opportunity to escape.
    I'm a dumb, lucky guy.
    Steve
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    Re: Dumb Luck

    Boy I'll say!! That is very lucky!
    Kat
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    Re: Dumb Luck

    I did that with Snakey and Mama. The tank was left open for about 4 hours while I was napping. Mama and Snakey never left the tank. Maybe that's a great sign that they truly feel comfortable where they are.
    Chantel
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    Re: Dumb Luck

    Quote Originally Posted by kibakiba View Post
    I did that with Snakey and Mama. The tank was left open for about 4 hours while I was napping. Mama and Snakey never left the tank. Maybe that's a great sign that they truly feel comfortable where they are.
    Or scared to death they'll be grounded for life if they leave.
    Steve
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    Re: Dumb Luck

    Wow, that's lucky... They might have just decided it'd be a better idea to stay in the tank where the food comes to them.
    Lora

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    Re: Dumb Luck

    And with front opening cages! They could walk right out!!

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    Re: Dumb Luck

    Extra worms for this group tomorrow.
    Yes, I'll remember to close it this time.
    Steve
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    Re: Dumb Luck

    I did that with my oldest red sided, well I didn't leave the lid open, I was holding him and laying on my bed surfing the net then I woke up a couple hours later. I found spot in my pants pocket all curled up

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    Re: Dumb Luck

    Quote Originally Posted by Kantar View Post
    I did that with my oldest red sided, well I didn't leave the lid open, I was holding him and laying on my bed surfing the net then I woke up a couple hours later. I found spot in my pants pocket all curled up

    Spot deserves some treats.
    Steve
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    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.
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    Re: Dumb Luck

    while reading your report on your criminal irresponsibility in the rep room something was tugging at my memory then i remembered this in the garter gathering thread

    THERE WAS A SNAKE KEEPER NAMED STEVE
    WHO HAD A NICE TRICK UP HIS SLEEVE
    HE WOULD TREAT THEM SO NEAT
    AT HIS RADIX RETREAT
    THE SNAKES NEVER WANTED TO LEAVE
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