sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Community Forums > General Discussion


Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-04, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
Big Mike's Avatar
Join Date: Jul-2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Age: 42
Posts: 1,853
Unhappy Finally happened--snake tagged me

It happened yesterday, one of my snakes tagged me. It was my ball python, which is funny because he is the most docile of my snakes.

I should have know he was in a weird mood. He had rearranged the contents of his enclosure and was more active than usual. I was putting his water dish back to where I like it and trying to get the newspaper substrate to flatten out...then he tagged my finger. He came out of his hide cave and about a foot & a half in a flash. I've never seen him strike for prey or anything that far before.

I had not been anywhere around mice or rodents but I had just been feeding crickets to the lizards. Maybe that was part of the reason?

It wasn't painful but it's not a tickle either. It bled for a while and today my knuckle is a little purple. I instinctively yanked my hand out and scratched it on the screen top as well.

Well, at least I'm not a newbie anymore
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
Big Mike is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 03-31-04, 01:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
gonesnakee's Avatar
Join Date: Oct-2002
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Age: 51
Posts: 4,098
One less thing to worry about in life LOL Mark
Mark's GONE SNAKEE! working with select Colubrids (Corns, GB Kings, EIs) and Woma Pythons
All stock parasite free and established on F/T prey. No PMs please email at
gonesnakee is offline  
Old 03-31-04, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul-2002
Posts: 4,771
Welcome to the club! I lost my cherry to an amel corn. Since then I've been bite by ATBs, BRBs, Balls, Rosy Boas, Kings and I few others I'm sure
BoidKeeper is offline  
Old 03-31-04, 03:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Slannesh's Avatar
Join Date: Oct-2003
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Age: 44
Posts: 706
Send a message via MSN to Slannesh
Got tagged once about 5 years ago by my BP as well... stupid newbie mistake for me

She occasionally gets really wierd and aggressive but usually is fine even an hour or so later. I usually just avoid her when she's acting strange.
I'm not afraid of the Dark, I'm afraid of what's IN the Dark. ~Anonymous~
Ball Python, Leopard Geckos, Bearded Dragon, Crested Geckos, Corn snakes a Dumeril's Boa and African Dwarf Frogs so far.
Slannesh is offline  
Old 03-31-04, 03:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
snakehunter's Avatar
Join Date: May-2003
Location: manassas virginia (USA)
Age: 32
Posts: 1,519
I have NEVER been bit by one of my snakes, its the wild ones i donate blood to, but i love it, like a badge of honor or something to that effect
I got a bunch of snakes and a bunch of guns
snakehunter is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 03-31-04, 04:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
snake_goth's Avatar
Join Date: May-2003
Location: london, england.
Age: 28
Posts: 399
Send a message via MSN to snake_goth Send a message via Yahoo to snake_goth
lol been taged by my bp only once, but my corn has bit me menny times, i swear she's half rockviller lol
0.1 corn snake, 0.1 ball python, 2.1 leopard geckos (seperated )
snake_goth is offline  
Old 03-31-04, 05:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
Optimus Prime's Avatar
Join Date: Feb-2004
Location: London Ont.
Age: 38
Posts: 496
Send a message via MSN to Optimus Prime Send a message via Yahoo to Optimus Prime
Welcome to the club lol
Transform & Roll Out!
1.1 Jungle Carpet Pythons, 0.1 Het Albino Boa, 0.1 African Rock Python
Optimus Prime is offline  
Old 03-31-04, 05:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2004
Location: toronto ontario
Posts: 23
Send a message via MSN to bourquejunior Send a message via Yahoo to bourquejunior
thats what i love about bearded dragons mine never bit me !!!!!!!!!!!!by the way i am getting another one and plan to sell each 35 $ each next year
James Morland 1.0 bearded dragon (spike)0.1ball python (hissy)
bourquejunior is offline  
Old 04-01-04, 02:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
fateamber's Avatar
Join Date: Apr-2003
Location: England
Age: 29
Posts: 558
Send a message via MSN to fateamber
I have never been bitten by either of my bps, and hopefully never will! Out of the snakes I have now, my sand boa is the only one that has bit me, which is good because he is also the smallest!
"Is she not right, is she insane?"
fateamber is offline  
Old 04-01-04, 02:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2004
Posts: 12
One time i was soaking my BP and i was pulling him out of the water he turned around hisses and tagged my arm. It bled a little but i was fine afterwards i just kinda of laughed at him.

Wait until you get tagged by a monitor! LOL!
Come and visit our new reptile forum, we are looking for mods and admins! I am Dr. Herp on the forums.
Life-Saver is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 04-04-04, 11:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
Iceman's Avatar
Join Date: Sep-2003
Location: montreal CANADA and proud of it!
Age: 37
Posts: 261
Send a message via MSN to Iceman
thats wierd?i've never heard of a ball python to be aggressive like that?mine is a big baby,and so is my burm,lol,the burm is all talk no action,strikes at the glass sometimes,then when i take her out she acts like a puppy,although shes a little nervous,and moves fast..
0.1 ball python, 0.1 B.C.I, 1.0 albino burmese
Iceman is offline  
Old 04-04-04, 12:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
Iceman's Avatar
Join Date: Sep-2003
Location: montreal CANADA and proud of it!
Age: 37
Posts: 261
Send a message via MSN to Iceman
black mexican kings....yes...small but evil,lol,but there a very nice breed of snake..
0.1 ball python, 0.1 B.C.I, 1.0 albino burmese
Iceman is offline  
Old 04-04-04, 02:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
Katt's Avatar
Join Date: Mar-2002
Location: British Colombia
Age: 36
Posts: 2,525
Oh come now. All of my mex blks are tame tame tame!
Katt is offline  
Old 04-04-04, 02:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2004
Location: michigan
Posts: 57
you know what i have a carpet python and i can not believe how aggressive he is every thing that moves hes ready to strike it doesnt really hurt cause hes so small but im hoping i can calm him down before he gets too big!
jungleguy is offline  
Old 04-04-04, 02:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb-2004
Location: Ontario
Age: 35
Posts: 165
Send a message via MSN to Drew S
My male BP is the meanest snake I've ever seen. I can't even put my hand in his cage to change his water without drawing a hiss and strike out of him. He's only got me ~3 times, but every one of them drew blood. He's never just faking either, he strikes without warning, and almost leaps out of his cage to do so. I've checked him for parasites with nothing, and also treated him for them when I had a few snakes develop them, so I know that's not the problem. Guess he just doesn't like me.

These days I have resorted to throwing a pillowcase either over him, or the hide he is in before I can do any cage maintenance.

My female on the othe hand, is the tamest snake I own. So I guess it all depends.
Drew S is offline  
Login to remove ads
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.


SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0