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Is that one those snakes that
squeezes you to death then
swallows you whole!?
What in the heck are you doin'
in the same room with one of
those on the loose!?
Shy is a corn snake and yes corn snakes are constrictors but she only eats mice & rats & she's trained to eat thawed frozen mice not live ones. When I first got her she was just a little hatchling and was so shy I had to keep her cage entirely covered with a towel for a month. She outgrew her shyness and became very friendly, occasionally visiting the petshop to educate people about snakes. This meeting between Shy, Buddha, and Lily (an old cat of mine I haven't put on Catster yet), was most interesting. The cats and Shy were curious about each other, yet unsure, just like kids when they meet a new kid on a playground. I've learned much about snakes by having them. For example Shy loves looking at bright colors and contrasts. When she gets restless in her cage and I know she's not hungry, I put colorful magazine pages against the side of her cage and she will spend the longest time just looking at the colors. My garter snakes love looking at themselves in the mirror, I've had as many as 5 garter snakes all lined up looking at their own reflections at the same time!
When I've had baby garter snakes escape, the cats would sit in a circle around the snake which alerted me to the escapee and I rescued it, returned it to the cage, & then duct taped the cage lid down to make sure they didn't escape again!
Shy loves looking at colors...and snakes that
like looking at themselves in a mirror...very
Looking at snakes in a new light!