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New addition to the family

Post by Vitriola » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:13 pm

Her name is Cocoa! She is 20-something ounces, 3.5 feet long, with black eyes and a trim figure. I am fostering her until either someone adopts her, or I decide I want her. Let's welcome Cocoa like Beavis does! By peering intently down into the tank and occasionally rolling over.

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Post by AArdvark » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:48 pm

Uh oh! I predict one less cat in the apartment soon.


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Re: New addition to the family

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:17 pm

Vitriola wrote:Her name is Cocoa! She is 20-something ounces, 3.5 feet long, with black eyes and a trim figure. I am fostering her until either someone adopts her,
(eyes glazed over, I'm reading this as well as I read anything anymore)
or I decide I want her.
Ha ha.... what?

This deal's getting WORSE AND WORSE.

Let's welcome Cocoa like Beavis does! By peering intently down into the tank and occasionally rolling over.
It smells like ham in here.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:31 am

The snake was out and about at around 1:00am last night.

It was flicking its tongue and trying to work its way out of the cage.

It started spitting venom, or spit, but I'll go with venom ALL OVER THE PLACE.
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Post by Worm » Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:15 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:The snake was out and about at around 1:00am last night.

It was flicking its tongue and trying to work its way out of the cage.

It started spitting venom, or spit, but I'll go with venom ALL OVER THE PLACE.
Yeah, there are special weighted clamps you're supposed to buy for a snake's cage. I see you're using scotch tape.

Protip: Google "snake care".
Good point Bobby!

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Post by chris » Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:34 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:The snake was out and about at around 1:00am last night.

It was flicking its tongue and trying to work its way out of the cage.

It started spitting venom, or spit, but I'll go with venom ALL OVER THE PLACE.
This is an accident waiting to happen. Either the snake is going to bite/kill the cat, or the cat is going to kill the snake. Just throw it off of an expressway overpass into an open truck full of migrant farm workers and be done with it.

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Post by Vitriola » Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:47 am

It's not scotch tape, it's clear threaded (wtf do you call it?) packing tape. Also, the cage top is strong. Where Cocoa was before, there were 3 cats, any one of which weigh as much as any 2 of mine, and they sat on it ok. Beavis vs. snake? The snake could take her, easy. She is a ball python, and can constrict. Cocoa has not moved all day. I didn't think it was possible that any animal could be lazier than the current denizens of L201, but I stand corrected.

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Post by Worm » Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:26 pm

Vitriola wrote:It's not scotch tape, it's clear threaded (wtf do you call it?) packing tape. Also, the cage top is strong.
I don't get it. Did ICJ not say that the snake tried to get out and got out enough to spit all over the place, or does he mean "the cage" by "the place"? If you're really so eager to avoid buying the correct things to secure the cage you could at least put a book or something on it.
Good point Bobby!

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:48 pm

Worm wrote:
Vitriola wrote:It's not scotch tape, it's clear threaded (wtf do you call it?) packing tape. Also, the cage top is strong.
I don't get it. Did ICJ not say that the snake tried to get out and got out enough to spit all over the place, or does he mean "the cage" by "the place"? If you're really so eager to avoid buying the correct things to secure the cage you could at least put a book or something on it.
1) It didn't get out.
2) It's not venomnous.
3) It doesn't shoot acid.
3) The walls are not melting like in a generic Dali painting.
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Post by Vitriola » Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:54 pm

Worm wrote: If you're really so eager to avoid buying the correct things to secure the cage you could at least put a book or something on it.
It and it's home came from the REPTILE HUMANE SOCIETY. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING. The tank has a fitted lid that is very snug; the tape is just added protection. This setup has been effective for months; *I* can't get the lid off with my strength, I do not see how a small snake and a declawed cat will do likewise, no matter the love between them. There are bigger snakes that I deal with all the time who also have this setup, and are fine. It just looks thrown together.

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Post by Outraged Parents » Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:18 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:The snake was out and about at around 1:00am last night.

It was flicking its tongue and trying to work its way out of the cage.

It started spitting venom, or spit, but I'll go with venom ALL OVER THE PLACE.
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Post by AArdvark » Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:12 pm

Pythons, as are rule, are not very cuddly. Unless you are a field mouse or housecat (declawed cat = snake buffet).

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Gary Larson got attacked by his own pet snake before he got rid of it. That's why you see all those funny cartoons involving constrictors.


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Post by Vitriola » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:33 pm

AArdvark wrote:Pythons, as are rule, are not very cuddly. Unless you are a field mouse or housecat (declawed cat = snake buffet).
Cuddly? No, but most are gentle and easily handled. They just like to wander up shirtsleeves and behind sofa cushions.

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Post by bruce » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:30 pm

Vitriola wrote:They just like to wander up shirtsleeves and behind sofa cushions.
And down French Horns. My wife lost one that way once. She discovered it at the stadium several days later. Ick.

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Post by Worm » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:31 pm

Outraged Parents wrote: How many other ways can you think of to ruin my only son? - Alex Worm Sr., Pennsylvania
Hahah, me having a relationship with my father as portrayed above? COMEDY GOLD!
Good point Bobby!

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Post by Vitriola » Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:27 pm

Let us now welcome Buju to the family! Cocoa was adopted by a nice, somewhat spaz of a girl that works at a vet clinic, about 24 hours after I decided I wanted her for myself. Here, now, is Buju!

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As you can see, there is little to, well, absolutely zero difference in the aesthetic value of these animals. However, where Cocoa was nice and sedate and terrified, this one is twitchy and tense and terrified. Still nice, but, like a person who always fidgets around you and stands slightly out of your sight range, a creature that just makes me nervous being around it. I hope someone adopts her soon!

But, since I seem to have a setup that overheats snakes and makes them ravenously hungry every second of the day, I will now be taking yet another snake home that has not been eating well lately. Next week, stay tuned for...Frankie!!!

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Post by AArdvark » Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:15 pm

So, uh, how many cats you guys down to now?

Which is worse for the cat? Chinese restaurant kitchen or Jonsey and V's apartment?

Snake infested apartment, I add.


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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:48 pm

AArdvark wrote:So, uh, how many cats you guys down to now?

Which is worse for the cat? Chinese restaurant kitchen or Jonsey and V's apartment?

Snake infested apartment, I add.
I was assured that this one wasn't sticking around for too long.
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Post by Vitriola » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:12 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:I was assured that this one wasn't sticking around for too long.
Even if she was, I didn't put her in the bedroom or within sight of your monitor, so she could hardly have any effect on your life.

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Post by Worm » Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:05 pm

Vitriola wrote:
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:I was assured that this one wasn't sticking around for too long.
Even if she was, I didn't put her in the bedroom or within sight of your monitor, so she could hardly have any effect on your life.
O DIS!
Good point Bobby!

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