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Lost Russian Rat found - Outside!!

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Posted by: Ameron at Thu Aug 2 16:19:12 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Ameron ]  
   

Miracles do happen. I lost my Russian Rat Snake 7 days ago near the entryway of my house when he was exercising on a Rhododendron bush. (A visitor distracted me, then poked around in the shrub where the snake was. When he stepped away, I realized that the snake was no longer visible and the week-long saga began.)

On a heavily vegetated acre, we are next to two vacant lots, with small groups of trees. The vacant lot to the east of the entryway only gets mowed 1-2 times yearly, and has grass & weeds at least 5 feet tall.

(A yearling male, he had seemed to darken in color in just the 7 days he was gone, and yellow seems more prominent. At first glance, I thought that I had found someone else's lost Desert Kingsnake.)

I am *SO HAPPY* that I danced in the yard! If yours is lost outside, keep looking. It took me 7 days and dozens of treks around the yard to find him. Having artificial cover at the edge of shrubs & fences will increase your chances of finding them.

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