I was clearing some stuff in my bedroom earlier when I spotted a little orange nose peering out at me from under the tv stand LOL!

He's staying put while I defrost a couple of mice to tempt him out. I know he's hungry cos he keeps poking his nose out a few inches to taste the air!

He won't be a happy chappie at getting captured again though
Chloe
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I was clearing some stuff in my bedroom earlier when I spotted a little orange nose peering out at me ... a few inches to taste the air! He won't be a happy chappie at getting captured again though Chloe

So glad he turned up, just think if you had've turned the heating down you might have woken up with him in bed with you. :-)

Cathy.
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I was clearing some stuff in my bedroom earlier when ... a happy chappie at getting captured again though Chloe

So glad he turned up, just think if you had've turned the heating down you might have woken up with him in bed with you. :-)

ROFL! The heating was actually off in there and he felt quite cold when I grabbed hold of him. Needless to say he musked all over me as well, the little bugger!
He's now (un)happily imprisoned back in his enclosure with a nice full tummy Emotion: wink
Chloe
So glad he turned up, just think if you had've ... have woken up with him in bed with you. :-)

ROFL! The heating was actually off in there and he felt quite cold when I grabbed hold of him. Needless to say he musked all over me as well, the little bugger!

He's glad to be back :-))
He's now (un)happily imprisoned back in his enclosure with a nice full tummy Emotion: wink

They can be soo ungrateful can't they :-)

Cathy.
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ROFL! The heating was actually off in there and he ... he musked all over me as well, the little bugger!

He's glad to be back :-))

LOL! I think he might be now he's all curled up with his girlfriend again Emotion: wink
He's now (un)happily imprisoned back in his enclosure with a nice full tummy Emotion: wink

They can be soo ungrateful can't they :-)

I know! Anyone would think I was trying to murder him the way he reacted to being caught, not that I wanted to feed him and give him a warm place to sleep!!! LOL
Chloe
He's glad to be back :-))

LOL! I think he might be now he's all curled up with his girlfriend again Emotion: wink

Probably only cos it's warm and snuggly.
They can be soo ungrateful can't they :-)

I know! Anyone would think I was trying to murder him the way he reacted to being caught, not that I wanted to feed him and give him a warm place to sleep!!! LOL

Wicked woman, he was obviously happy, cold, lonely and hungry. Shame on you! ;-)

Cathy.
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Never opened myself this way , Life is ours, we live it our way.
On friday night I put two corns into a large plastic container that I use (and have used for about 1 year) for feeding. I left them in theere overnight with the intention of putting them back one by one in the main cage on saturday morning, ..
On saturday I discovered that one of them had escaped, ... bummer, ... I decided to leave it be as I had to hurry to pick up my son from his mom's and I decided to start a major search when I got back

Five minutes later I was standing next to the table about to grab my keeys and wallet when sometinh caught my eye, .. lo and behold, .. out came a corn snake, ... into the middle of the room, .. I really wish my cam had been here (it's away for repairs, ... I dropped it in Barcelona)

Anyway, my first real escape, ... and it ended well Emotion: smile

Andrew S
On friday night I put two corns into a large plastic container that I use (and have used for about ... away for repairs, ... I dropped it in Barcelona) Anyway, my first real escape, ... and it ended well Emotion: smile

Nice one Emotion: smile
Both my corns have escaped several times (bloody escape artists they are!) but I've usually spotted them some time the same day without even making an effort to look for them. One lesson I learned from our beloved Pete, however, is not to bother looking for an escapee snake, but to use peripheral vision to spot them instead.
This is how I found my corn yesterday, as I spotted his nose sticking out from under my tv unit. He'd been missing 3 weeks this time, which is the longest he's ever been gone. The last time was 5 days when I found him curled up in one of my training shoes! Apart from an initial search in some of the usual places he's been found before, I didn't bother searching any more.
I was actually worried that he might have made his way into my neighbours flat though, but I thought twice about asking them to keep an eye out for him, especially after the stink they kicked up about finding a stray cricket in there a few months ago! LOL! I must get around to fitting one of those draught excluder strips to the door before I end up with another escapee
BTW, it's nice to see you back posting again. How was your trip away?
Chloe
Both my corns have escaped several times (bloody escape artists >they are!) but I've usually spotted them some time the same day without >even makingan effort to look for them.

Jool escaped 6 times in about 3 weeks. She's in the iguana's old tank and she escapes through the hole in the lid where the heat bulb used to go through when Harvey lived there.
I didn't cover it up at first because I thought she was too short to reach the top of the tank.
Two weeks later I opened the lid of the tank and she fell into the tank from her perch on one of two glass shelves which run down the long sides of the tank just a few centimetres from the top.
The next day I went to the tank and opened the lid to take her out. So sign of her, she wasn't under the sheet of kitchen paper (her favourite hiding space) and she wasn't in the woodchips.
I spent 5mins searching for her and then remembered that she'd most likely be hiding in one of the things on the dresser beside the tank. She was hiding in the extension cord housing, the top of the housing is broken and she'd craweled in and curled up on the cord.
I replaced her in the tank and blocked off the hole. Two days later she was out again (I guess I forgot to block the hole) and I found her immediately. She was in the same position in the extension cord housing as she had been the first time.
About two weeks later during mid-week I got up and checked her tank. Gone again. This time she was behind the dresser.
When she was moved into her new tank, I carried her up in her old box, which is a plastic tupperware-like food storage box with holes punched in the lid. I left the lid off it as she was no longer using it and didn't bother to throw out the woodchips.
Two days after her last escape I got up and discovered she had escaped again. Her old box had been left on top of the tank and she was curled up under the woodchips inside it. She was placed back in her tank and I replaced the full box of 3.5in computer diskettes which were covering the hole.
That evening I discovered she had become strong enough to knock aside the box of diskettes because she was back under the woodchips in her old box.

I put her back in her tank and put the lid on her old box and used that to cover the hole in the lid.
At around 7pm my father got up to go to the bathroom. He shouted for me to come and look at the mess on the floor. Jool had knocked her old box onto the floor, the lid had come off and woodchips were all over the floor. I began to look for her, but couldn't find her. So I cleaned up the mess she had made.
Then I happened to look up at her tank. I got an X-mas present of a Boots beauty kit with a Salt body scrub and body mud. It was in a plastic see-thru box. There was something orange and scaley in the box curled up with the jars.
Her last escape was over three weeks ago. She hasn't escaped since as the hole is properly blocked off. Here's hoping it remains properly blocked off
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