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    Mistry solved

    A few weeks ago I got a new Queen Bee BP.
    He was born last August and two days after I got him my wife and I were holding him and as usual with BPs, he was a puppy dog.
    Then a few days ago, he became very aggressive and in two days he has bitten me five times.
    The guy I got him from suggested I handle him at least 10 minutes at a time and several times a day.
    So I put a leather glove on one hand and when I get him out, I place him in my other hand.
    In short time he calms down and no problem. But if my wife walks up to me, he strikes out.
    Today I was going to take him out and; ah ha...
    Mistry solved; his eyes are full opaque today.
    I have never seen a snake act like that before they show any signs of going into shed.
    Some days its just not worth chewing through the restraints

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    Re: Mistry solved

    Quote Originally Posted by Pine View Post
    I have never seen a snake act like that before they show any signs of going into shed.
    Me neither. Snakes aren't complex--a distinct change in behavior would suggest to me he is super hungry, really terrified, or not feeling well. Maybe if the shed went poorly that could get him irritated.
    *.* TNTC

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    Re: Mistry solved

    Quote Originally Posted by Pine View Post
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    Mistry solved; his eyes are full opaque today.
    I have never seen a snake act like that before they show any signs of going into shed.
    I have. They know long before we do and they somehow feel different. If we look close enough, we can usually see the signs too, with some practice, but if you
    waited until his eyes are really obviously cloudy, at that point they're already mid-way in the shed cycle. It's a "slow going in & slow coming out" type of process.
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
    Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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