: 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??
I doubt he was stuck since July , but from the drinking, I suspect he has been there for some time.
I also suspect it is not a baby; babies aren't much bigger than 2 inches (tiny).
You didn't say what part of the country you are in, but if in the South (Virginia coast southward), you can let it go on a warm day and hope for the best. It will know where to go and what to do.
The Appalachian Naturalist