||Three years old|
||Ball Python (Python regius)|
wife Donna and I first saw Medusa at a local pet store. She was a
beautiful baby ball python with wide eyes the color of copper.
Needless to say, we instantly fell head over heels in love with her.
But the store informed us that they had obtained her two months
earlier and that she had refused to eat the entire time. Ball pythons
are notorious for long fasting periods that can result in the death
of the snake if they do not come around. We took her home and found
that she was infested with ticks and had a very nasty disposition. We
carefully removed the ticks and tried to get her to eat and tolerate
our presence with complete failure. The fasting continued and she
struck at any movement near her tank. We tried every trick in the
book. Six months later, in April, she suddenly began eating
enthusiastically! Not only that, almost overnight she stopped
striking and could be held easily and without a second thought to a
bite! All in all, she went over ten months without food yet
experienced minimal weight loss... what an admirable animal the
snake. Well two and a half years and 31 snakes later, Medusa is a
healthy young python with beautiful colors and a charming demeanor.
She loves to climb, swim, and sleep with style and grace and as you
can see even laid four healthy eggs at an early age despite the
hunger strike. All four hatched on Mother's Day this year and are
healthy and eating well... and are almost as beautiful as their
mother. Our collection is quite large now, and includes many exotic
and beautiful snakes, all with a distinct personality. But none
compare to that amazing python that beat the odds on Mother's Day.
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