Oreo - The Pueblan Milk Snake
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It was mid
summer 2007 when I walked into the pet store to buy a hidey log when I first
noticed Oreo sitting in a small display the size of a 10 gallon tank, in the
same tank was another smaller plastic display box containing a scorpion.
And the milk snake is nearly 4 feet long! stuffed in that tiny tank for months..
months later, I wandered in and saw that poor milk snake still sitting there, he
is a fairly old adult, the breeder had retired him, and there he sat... I asked
if anyone had shown interest in him, and the lady replied that he was a nasty
evil animal that bites, so anyone who was interested backed out as soon as they
tried to handle him, She also wanted $150 for him, Insane price for an unwanted
old evil biter (I thought so) I offered her 50 bucks and she agreed, After
we got him home, I built him an enclosure 4 feet wide, 2 feet
that Oreo is a little uneasy, but settled after handling a bit. We let him out
in the yard from time to time, He likes mice, and being a stubborn old man will
not eat unless it's alive when I feed it to him.