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Posted by Lorri on November 26, 2004, 4:21 pm
I painted my front door in July and didn't remove the tape until November. When I finally removed the tape, I found a baby Ringneck snake stuck on the tape from his bottom jaw all the way to his tail!! I didn't know what to do with him, he was still alive. He drank some water ravenously while still stuck on the tape, but his situation looked so hopeless. I proseeded to remove him from the tape with some butter and a toothpick that i slid inbetween him and the tape. It took a while, but he is now free and in an icecream bucket with some rocks and a seashell with more water that he began to drink when I got him free. I have been giving him worms but he isn't interested in eating them. I hope I did the right thing! Shoud I have left him on the tape and he might have shed himself off it? Will he die out there if I let him go soo late in the year without eating? Should I hibernate him in the bucket until April? I don't know what's the best thing for his survival now??
The Appalachian Naturalist