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    Escaped eight foot long retic eats possum in PA

    Wow. That snake won't need to eat again until next year.

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    Def a huge meal!!

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    Re: Escaped eight foot long retic eats possum in PA

    She's 8 feet? She dosent seem that large. I guess I havent seen very many 8 foot snakes and just assumed they would be giant, as 8 foot sounds very large for a snake.
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    Yeah That snake is easily 8 feet...

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    Re: Escaped eight foot long retic eats possum in PA

    Quote Originally Posted by TopazEye View Post
    She's 8 feet? She dosent seem that large. I guess I havent seen very many 8 foot snakes and just assumed they would be giant, as 8 foot sounds very large for a snake.
    Definitely near enough. And they get 20+ feet, so that's only a fraction of what she could be.
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    I hope she gets a good home...she's very lucky to have been taken inside just when temps. are falling so low... My stomach hurts just looking at hers, lol, and I
    really hope she doesn't regurge this.
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    Re: Escaped eight foot long retic eats possum in PA

    Quote Originally Posted by TopazEye View Post
    She's 8 feet? She dosent seem that large. I guess I havent seen very many 8 foot snakes and just assumed they would be giant, as 8 foot sounds very large for a snake.
    Retics tend to grow quite long and stay very thin up until they turn 18-24 months old. They don't start thickening up and looking massive until after that.

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    Re: Escaped eight foot long retic eats possum in PA

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    Retics tend to grow quite long and stay very thin up until they turn 18-24 months old. They don't start thickening up and looking massive until after that.
    I was mostly asking as I have never seen a 6 ft snake in person so its a bit hard to visualize how big they really are. Retics are huge and something I would prefer to admire from afar Now if there was a boa or even ball python size retic thats a diffrent story
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    Re: Escaped eight foot long retic eats possum in PA

    Quote Originally Posted by TopazEye View Post
    I was mostly asking as I have never seen a 6 ft snake in person so its a bit hard to visualize how big they really are. Retics are huge and something I would prefer to admire from afar Now if there was a boa or even ball python size retic thats a diffrent story
    There are super dwarf retics; they get up to 8 ft, I think. A 6ft snake can look small; it really depends on the thickness too. My scrub is almost 7 ft and could almost be cupped in your hands.
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    Re: Escaped eight foot long retic eats possum in PA

    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    There are super dwarf retics; they get up to 8 ft, I think. A 6ft snake can look small; it really depends on the thickness too. My scrub is almost 7 ft and could almost be cupped in your hands.
    I would love a dwarf retic but they are illegal here.
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