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Adult Carpet Takes Down Jumbo Rat

Discussion in 'Carpet/Diamond Pythons' started by Max713, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Max713

    Max713 Elite Member

    Picture Heavy!!!

    Scarlett took down a size-able meal today.
    She is on a frozen thawed diet, but when I went to pick up my frozen large/jumbo order, the breeder threw in a live large/jumbo as he had one left over from the days sales. I thought no problem, got home and gave the rat a good thump on the head. It appeared dead or at least unconscious... or so I thought, as soon as Scarlett struck, the rat jumped to life and gave her a good bite on the neck... :(
    Lesson learned, if I ever get a live one again, I'm goin Mel Gibson Braveheart status on it!
    After she was done feeding, I cleaned up the bite with some q-tips and rubbing alcohol. If anyone has any further suggestions let me know, I plan to keep an eye on it and clean it daily.


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  4. Max713

    Max713 Elite Member

    I'd say that's a full belly :)

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  5. Dragonflies

    Dragonflies Banned User

    Sorry to hear that, hope the wound heals ok.

    Can't help saying this though, and today you had proof. "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch". :p
  6. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    I hope Scarlett is ok, it's too bad that she had to experience that!

    Always better to be safe than sorry!

    I don't mean to sound rude at all. I just thinking of her!

    Maybe you didn't learn if you say that, unfortunately she did, hopefully you don't get a live one again for her sake!
  7. Max713

    Max713 Elite Member

    Lesson learned, as in I will beat the rat to the point of a rat burger if I ever come across another free live.
    Better safe than sorry is right.
  8. gapeachkatie

    gapeachkatie Elite Member

    The photos are amazing. And I would agree on better safe than sorry.
  9. Spyral

    Spyral Elite Member

    The photos are amazing! Beautiful snake!

    Look at the size of the cajones on that rat! o:)
  10. gapeachkatie

    gapeachkatie Elite Member

    How did I know someone would point that out???

    That is kind of impressive for a rat, though.... :confused:
  11. Max713

    Max713 Elite Member

    Thanks! :)
    Haha, I think she actually squeezed so hard, his "cajone sack" burst... poor rat.

    I new it was coming at one point or another haha
  12. gapeachkatie

    gapeachkatie Elite Member

    I have to admit that I love Scarlett. :x She is such a beautiful girl and so photogenic, even when eating a well endowed rat. :-"
  13. Max713

    Max713 Elite Member

    I know the feeling :)
  14. Max713

    Max713 Elite Member

    Cranky girl! Made the mistake of attempting to check on her wound today, cranky she was! Didn't actually strike, but bumped me with her nose pretty good. All the warning I needed to leave her alone.
    Question to you larger snake owners: How long do you usually leave your snake alone after feeding? I've been told around 3 days... I wouldn't have messed with her normally, but I really wanted to check on her wound.

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