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    Thanks so much buddy!

    Well, Monday night didn't go my way.

    After feeding Wallace earlier in the evening, I decided to change his water due to the amount of kicked up debris/substrate that landed his bowl post strike.

    He was quite fired up when I opened his door but I expected that. I tapped him with the hook and he stopped moving and tracking me. I should have know better and made sure he was going the other direction before reaching in.

    As I got my right hand on the bowl, he refocused on me and tagged my left hand while it was on the way in.

    He's not a "baby" any more and is 8.5 to 9 feet long these days.

    Here's the damage.


    Wiped up and treated picture.




    It did smart a bit but it was nothing like it could have been. He released immediately and I was thankful he did. If he'd decided to bite and wrap, I'd have worse looking wounds.

    He did get me in the knuckle bone, and there was a fair amount of bruising.

    After 2 days, I only notice mild irritation.

    You can see he's got a decent sized mouth. He got my index finger, knuckles and made it to the ring finger.

    I wasn't too bothered by the incident but certainly don't want it to happen again.

    I had him out today and he was great.
    Last edited by Gio; 01-10-2019 at 10:29 PM.

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    Re: Python Reticulatus Wallace Progression!

    Ouch! Glad it wasn’t more serious...there’s so many veins in your hands that bites by the big guys can get ugly.
    Duncan - 1992 0.1 Colombian redtail;
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    Re: Python Reticulatus Wallace Progression!

    Did you bite him back? JK.

    Never let your guard down. These guys can get in all kinds of trouble for sure.

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    Re: Python Reticulatus Wallace Progression!

    So glad it wasn't worse Gio. Next time let the water wait til morning please.
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    Re: Python Reticulatus Wallace Progression!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrivers View Post
    Did you bite him back? JK.

    Never let your guard down. These guys can get in all kinds of trouble for sure.
    Nah,

    He was just hungry is all. He instantly dropped the association between my hand and food when he tagged me.

    The key with Wallace is to have him moving in the opposite direction after you hook tap prior to reaching in.

    I don't typically meddle with him or items in his cage right after he's eaten however on this day his water needed attention.

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    Re: Python Reticulatus Wallace Progression!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    Nah,

    He was just hungry is all. He instantly dropped the association between my hand and food when he tagged me.

    The key with Wallace is to have him moving in the opposite direction after you hook tap prior to reaching in.

    I don't typically meddle with him or items in his cage right after he's eaten however on this day his water needed attention.

    Got to love retics! Nothing small about them. I am lucky mine are easy for the most part. The male being slightly a jerk from time to time. Just always hungry.

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    Re: Python Reticulatus Wallace Progression!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrivers View Post
    Got to love retics! Nothing small about them. I am lucky mine are easy for the most part. The male being slightly a jerk from time to time. Just always hungry.
    I agree,

    The males can be a bit more testy. Add in some SD blood and dwarf blood and they tend to be a bit more busy.

    Wallace handles well although busy, and I like that he calms down out of the cage.

    I've never been able to measure him due to his constant motion but he's on the larger end for a SD X Dwarf I believe.

    He'll be 3 in June.

    Hope your critters are well. The new one is beautiful.

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    Re: Python Reticulatus Wallace Progression!

    Haha. I took a feeding bite from Caesar a few weeks ago. Luckily he let go quick also. Amazing quick their brains go from friend to food lol. And yes I see teeth marks all over but that is a single bite.

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    Re: Python Reticulatus Wallace Progression!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    I agree,

    The males can be a bit more testy. Add in some SD blood and dwarf blood and they tend to be a bit more busy.

    Wallace handles well although busy, and I like that he calms down out of the cage.

    I've never been able to measure him due to his constant motion but he's on the larger end for a SD X Dwarf I believe.

    He'll be 3 in June.

    Hope your critters are well. The new one is beautiful.
    Thanks. She is a prise for sure. Super mellow to boot.

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