Post Reply Florida family finds 6-foot boa constrictor that had been living in attic for years
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
In a list of things that'd make me scream like a bitch I'll have to say, top 5 at least.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/10/florida-family-finds-6-foot-boa-constrictor-that-had-been-living-in-attic-for-years.html

For fucking years though? What the hell was it eating?
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17

MysticGon wrote:

For fucking years though? What the hell was it eating?


Probably rodents, squirrels, and other small mammals. It's not like people usually go up to their attic very often, so I can easily see how it could evade detection for some time. The big question is how it managed to get up there.
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Mishio1 wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

For fucking years though? What the hell was it eating?


Probably rodents, squirrels, and other small mammals. It's not like people usually go up to their attic very often, so I can easily see how it could evade detection for some time. The big question is how it managed to get up there.


They say it might have climbed a tree when it was little and slipped in from one of the overhanging branches.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
and this, boys and girls, is why you should go into your attic every few months. if you have no mice, please question this and be careful how much stuff you park up there. well, mice to birds of course.
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Good guy snake eats rodents, doesnt disturb anyone, lives in attic without complaints.
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Boy that is not their attic anymore. It's not even their house anymore. Hell, throw the whole state out.

Big snake bad.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
Heard this story a while back and the title the news organization used sounds so click baity jumping from the fact one shedding was found in there to that must mean the snakes been here for years. Unless this guy has a serious rodent issue the snake was likely only there for weeks/months. If he did have such a pest problem to sustain it for years he shouldn't have paid an exterminator to come out and remove his free rodent control.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/20/17
I'm going to take a guess and assume that the family doesn't investigate their home for pest infestations, as is common.
Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/20/17

Rujikin wrote:

Good guy snake eats rodents, doesn't disturb anyone, lives in attic without complaints.


I do kinda agree with you on this. But snake/python poop is normally stinky and very acidic so could rot the drywall in the roof and cause weak points and land on you when you are on the toilet or the left overs of it's previous dinners to land on your bed etc. Id rather it under the house then on top.

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I watched the video and was expecting this massive width wise snakey it's just out of the happy width size of snakes for my liking.

I had a python a few years ago attempt to eat one of my birds (also caused my favorite bird to kill herself. Which was the only one that died out of the whole thing.)
If it lived under my house and ate only the mice and rats that come and snack on the birds food. I wouldn't mind it provided I never saw it and it left the birds alone.
I found out not to long ago that the python I had was a mutated color. 99.9% of them are green and yellow the one I had was blue and yellow. (which was why it took forever to find out what it was)
If it was legal to catch I could have made some nice $ on it. I do wonder if it was someones pet that got out. The amount of cars/dogs it had to go past to get to my house it was one lucky as python if it managed to.
4 lanes of 60miles a hour (which always has traffic on it) and 4 lanes of 30miles a hour. Then 7 lanes of residential traffic and lots of yards and lots of dogs.
No idea what happened after it left here continued on I guess.

But I do have a new rodent killer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_brushtail_possum#/media/File:Trichosurus_vulpecula_1.jpg Which is much much cuter then any snake/python.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/20/17
Im not surprised its Florida what do you expect.
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Yowzers.
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He just wanted to be friends. Why they gotta be so mean?
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at least having a non-venomous snake is better then mice, rats, or rats with wings (pigeons).

Also beats spiders, bedbugs, bats, roaches, ants and crocodiles. The only pest that is better then a boa is the Hawaiian gecko. it eats these HUGE, FLYING cockroaches and looks cute.
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Posted 9/20/17 , edited 9/20/17
Only in Florida where it is hot and miserable enough all year around for a reptile to live comfortably.
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