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    Got a call yesterday about a rental house that had a “big snake” and fish left behind so I went over and grabbed them. They’d been in there at least a week alone. Turns out the snake is a bp that’s 370 grams of mostly stuck shed.




    That’s the cage and how he looked when I got him, gave him a soak, some shed and the eye caps came off after that. Setup in a smaller tank with a new heat mat for now. It was open mouthed when I picked it up first but closed now so keeping an eye in case we need a vet trip. I’ll try feeding him this weekend once he’s more settled if all seems well.


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    He looks a lot better.

    I hate it when people leave their pets behind when they move. If you move or get evicted it's not like you only get five minutes notice. There's no reason not to rehome your animals or at least turn them over to animal control.

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    Re: Unexpected addition

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    He looks a lot better.

    I hate it when people leave their pets behind when they move. If you move or get evicted it's not like you only get five minutes notice. There's no reason not to rehome your animals or at least turn them over to animal control.
    I don't know about the fish, but it doesn't look like they knew how to take care of this guy, so unfortunately I'm not at all surprised this poor thing was left behind. Not saying it's right, but definitely not surprised.
    When it comes to animal control, if they did turn it over, would this be a 'bad' enough case to press for animal abuse charges?

    Either way, thank you so much for rescuing the BP and fish! I love his colours!

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    Re: Unexpected addition

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    He looks a lot better.

    I hate it when people leave their pets behind when they move. If you move or get evicted it's not like you only get five minutes notice. There's no reason not to rehome your animals or at least turn them over to animal control.
    I just saw on reddit someone moved out and left their cat, and he climbed into the wall, and the neighbor rescued him. Hard to imagine the thought process.
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    I'm glad you took him and he looks a lot better! And amazing the fish survived that long with no care, too.
    Lots of pets, all loved and well-cared for: 2 BP's, 1 ratsnake, 1 panther chameleon, 2 ferrets, 2 cats, 1 dog, 2 FFA Chickens, and one baby lovebird.

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    There isn’t really animal control, and reptile care is not on their radar. I’d gotten a message last week from a friend of the owner, someone told her to contact me about the fish because he was going to flush them but I sent a text to him and never got an answer.

    They were supposed to be evicted five months ago and who knows where they went. The one rental maintenance guy did my hardwood floors years ago and saw my snakes so that’s why I got called. Small town life. Now I have cichlids and another snake I guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OkamiFlautist View Post
    When it comes to animal control, if they did turn it over, would this be a 'bad' enough case to press for animal abuse charges?
    That would depend on state laws and how well educated the ACO's are. Many don't understand reptile/exotic animal care and husbandry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    That would depend on state laws and how well educated the ACO's are. Many don't understand reptile/exotic animal care and husbandry.
    Yeah, that's really why I ask. I know here I have never heard of reptiles/exotics being dealt with by animal control and I've never heard of abuse charges pressed for them either. :/

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