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Old 02-25-04, 12:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 56
Posts: 1,485
Yup , weird things happen. If you keep enough herps for enough years, everyone has stories.
Two of my strangest, were losing an Arizona Mountain king, which tied itself in a knot while consticting a mouse... I found it and the mouse dead.
Also I had a 5 foot breeder Ball Python suffocate in a pillow case.
It had a bit of stuck shed so I moistened a pillow case, put the snake in and went to work.
When I cam home, the pillow case was inflated like a balloon and the snake was dead, presumably from asphyxia.....
Now I'd done the same thing prior to that, with no problem... I guess the fabric on this particlular pillow case, just sealed right up with water, and didn't allow any gas exchange.

I no longer put snakes in wet pillow cases
Uncle Roy
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