worst day EVER

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worst day EVER

Postby Jason Lucey » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:24 am

This morning during my usual "snake room cheks" before school I found my pair of juvenile Carpet Pythons dead in there cages:( last night was an extremely cold night and we have had no electricity since tuesday night due to cable theft. Words can't describe how terrible it feels to loose your favorite animals.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby rolandslf » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:30 am

My condolences.
A lot of snakes just dying all of a sudden.
Rishaads Burm, Your Carpets.
And I found one of my Corns dead when I got home from work yesterday, he was about 13 years old though.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby Jamster » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:09 am

My red tailed boa died two days ago....I have no idea why...he had heat, was eating, no signs of illness...
It really sucks when one of your animals dies man. But we all going to die someday. Sorry for your loss buddy.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby Mitton » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:12 am

Never nice to have something like this happen, sorry for your loss Jason.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby treegecko » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:22 am

I am sorry for everybody

I lost a chameleon recently.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby Bushviper » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:02 am

I wish they would realise what cable theft does. I love the pics where they get burnt or shocked to death. This is another reason why.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby Rishaad » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:42 am

Sorry Jason, it is definitely not a nice feeling and we always end up blaming ourselves.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby Mat Van G » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:10 pm

sorry 2 hear that Jason they were very cool snakes!!! i also recently lost a 6 year old female brazilian out of the blue just died!!! :smt010
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby uncutdiamonds » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:23 pm

Jason Lucey wrote:This morning during my usual "snake room cheks" before school I found my pair of juvenile Carpet Pythons dead in there cages:( last night was an extremely cold night and we have had no electricity since tuesday night due to cable theft. Words can't describe how terrible it feels to loose your favorite animals.
That's bad.
How cold does it get in Port Shepstone?
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby neliedolf » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:03 pm

Ek het ook my een RTB (3) verloor die winter. Dit was geen aangename ondervinding nie. Sy het ook geen tekens van siekte gewys nie. Ons het net by die hok haar gekry besig met spiersametrekkings en sy het baie gegaap asof sy nie suurstof kry nie. Geen snotterigheid was teenwoordig nie en dit het gelyk of haar koordinasie aangetas is. Miskien kan iemand dalk vir my se wat hulle dink was verkeerd. Hitte en vog alles was normaal. Die ander twee Boas wat saam met haar was makeer niks.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby Jason Lucey » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:45 pm

These were up with me in Mooi River.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:10 pm

So sorry to hear Jason. I think with winter being rather unpredictable this year a lot of snakes will not see summer.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby uncutdiamonds » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:57 pm

Jason Lucey wrote:These were up with me in Mooi River.

That's a bit higher up and hence colder.
Still I think that even a tropical snake should be able to handle some cold for a short while, as they are poikilotherm and ectotherm.
Anyway I think we should look at prevention measures against coldness fatalities. Electricity doesn't seem to be reliable in the New South Africa, so one needs to look into alternatives or a hazard back-up.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby bubblesharp » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:59 pm

First sorry Jason, nothing that can be said can make it better. But still we have to try!

@uncutdiamonds I agree and a proper UPS can be a DIY project or you can opt for a proper 2100W UPS that should be able to handle your snake room for around 2 days or so, depending on your load.
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Re: worst day EVER

Postby Hustler » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:16 am

Wait till you've been to Mooi River then you'll know just how cold that place gets, its unbelievable!! Sorry for your loss Jason.
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