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April 20, 2008

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Milenko, the Pet of the Day
Name: Milenko
Age: One year old
Gender: Female
Kind: Burmese Python
Home: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
 
   This is Milenko. She is a one year old Burmese Python. She lives with me and a few other snakes in Chesapeake, VA. I got her from a Rescue where she was saved from being kept in a bath tub for months and was not being fed. At the rescue, the guy said that she was not recommended for handling because of her hate of people. She would strike at everyone who passed by her tank and she's hiss and puff up. So I thought I'd give her a shot and took her home. On the first day she just puffed up and was really vocal, hissing and gurgling. But I was calm and chill (I used to have an Anaconda that would do the same thing). And she let me pick her up, no biting or striking. I was actually stunned at her sudden calm.

    Now that she's fattened up and healthy and has been used to me pestering her all the time, she is one of the easiest snakes to hold. Isn't she a beauty now? I've even taken her out and to the park where small children have held her. That helps them learn that snakes are not enemies or anything to be afraid of. Milenko will even let me rub all over her head! She's truly a gift and I'm so glad I gave her a chance, she is too!

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