A quick story of my disappearing reappearing coastal About A week ago my coastal carpet python escaped from a makeshift holding tank i had her in while i was renovating her custom enclosure. Shes not a big girl yet so i didn't think she was strong enough to bust out of a Rubbermaid bin... surprise surprise she was. So, i live in an apartment complex in upstate New York and its December. This left me with two huge concerns, Everyone has their heat on so she has no motivation to come back to her cozy warm enclosure, and if she made it outside shes dead for sure. I went nuts looking for her....NUTS. i cut my box-spring open, i cut the bottom of my couch open i turned the heat off for days to encourage going to her warm tank. flour in the doorways to see witch way she was heading (great idea!) ect ect ect. After a week i sadly gave up hope and put my ball python in her old tank. Welllllllll this morning i woke up and went to do the usual checks, fresh water, temps, poop, coastal carpet curled up with ball python.....!?!?!? wait what? yes. somehow the coastal found her way back into the enclosure and was coiled up rite next to my ball in in the warm hide. And just like everyone has told me over and over this week, if you don't find your snake in the first 24 hours your not gonna. but it will most likely find you. If your pet snake escapes DONT GIVE UP! thanks for reading.