Just last week I lost one of my baby albino Okeetee corns. I was so frantic that--like a complete idiot--I tried to move the shelving the snake cages sit on to see if she was hiding under them. I bet you can guess that the top plastic container fell, plastering the floor with water and aspen shavings...AAAAAAAA! Luckily, the resident snake was startled, but OK.
I was so mad!!!
I realized I would need a dirty towel to clean up the mess, so I headed for the bathroom. I picked up the only dirty towel on the bathroom closet floor and underneath it was my escapee.
I still can't believe it happened this way. Had I not spilled soaked shavings all over the ground, I would not have found her so soon. I had planned to search the areas closest to the snakes first, including a closet with a heavy bookcase in it. She was at the room farthest away from the snake area.
Unbelievable! Total luck.
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1.1 Arizona mountain kingsnakes (Chris Baubel and Gerold Merker)
1.1 Louisiana milksnakes (John Yurkovich)
1.2 Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.1 albino Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.0 hypo crimson corn (Kathy Love)
0.1 hypo corn / het for ghost (Kathy Love)
1.0 double-yellowheaded Amazon parrot