A friendly snake!

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3 years ago

I remember a long time ago I read a story about a woman and her snake. This woman had a python snake as a pet.

The snake was with the woman since she was very young. The woman pampered her friend in such a way that he was always accompanying her everywhere she went. While working, cooking, bathing. She even got the snake used to sleeping next to her.

And so the snake grew with its owner and eventually became an adult. Its owner was very proud of her pet because each day the snake detached itself less from its owner's side, it wasn't leaving her alone at all! She thought the snake learned to love her as much as she loved it.

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She often told her friends that her Python never left her alone, She said that the snake always wanted to be very close to her body.

It continues to grow, it almost reaches the length of its owner (when laying down that is). The woman began to notice a never-before-seen behavior in the way her pet sleeps, now the snake sleeps next to her but no longer rolling up in, now it sleeps with its body fully stretched out... but always next to its owner.

As the days go by the woman notices that the snake does not change its position and keeps sleeping fully stretched out next to her. She decides to visit a snake expert in a serpentarium, she consults the specialist about the change of behavior of her pet Python.

The specialist tells her, very fluently, "This type of snake is carnivorous, it's innate in them to learn to hunt from the moment they are born. They are always taking advantage of opportunities, what the snake is trying to do is measure your size and compare it to hers. When the snake considers that her size is right for her in relation to you, she will proceed to hunt you while you sleep. She'll wrap you gently with its body and then squeeze you as hard as it can and end up swallowing you. "

It's not that the snake is a bad or good being, it's just that its condition as a predator is natural, and nothing can change that part of its behavior.

I don't know if this is a fable, a story or something that actually happened... I only remember reading it once in my life.

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I haven't heard of this before... This story caught my attention and I wish it never ends there. I think snake shouldn't be considered as a pet not because they aren't worthy to be called animals but because their inbuilt nature.... I really feel for this woman.... She's also brave at least to sleep and live with a snake for years ....mehn it's scary

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3 years ago

And there are many people who have a pet python and other snakes.

I don't want to interfere with people's tastes or go through criticism of everyone's wishes, but I love wild animals in their wild environment.

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3 years ago

Of course I support you... But they are brave oooo..... the best the is to love them in their wild environment as you've said because nothing can change that wildness in them

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3 years ago

It is true!. No matter how much they want to tame wild animals, things will always happen that show that acquired behavior has nothing to do with inherited behavior in their genes.

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3 years ago

Exactly....I love your story . Keep it up

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3 years ago

It is an interesting story but the way you wrote it didn't turn it into a story/tale. I think you can better post it in the community Columnist.

I once read about a couple keeping snakes like these between their babies... The mother was mad as child protection said it could not be done.

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3 years ago

I didn't find it suitable as a columnist article.

I wanted to give it a touch of history or possible event.

Something like that seems better to me.

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3 years ago

To me it sounds like news and you shared your opinion which means it is a column.

How about the community pets? This snake is a pet and the owner doesn't seem to know much about her beloved pet.

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3 years ago

A traitor is always compared to a snake, it is because snakes has its instinct to be a predator, could never be reliable. In the garden of Eden where Eve was tempted the tempter was in the symbol of a snake, befriend Eve with a bad intention, the reason why Eve and Adam were oust from the garden. So, don't lay down your shield when it comes to snake.

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3 years ago

I believe that each animal has its own characteristics to live in its environment. By removing it from its environment, we must think that we modify its environment but not its genetic characteristics.

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3 years ago

Yes, we must look on its genetic, where in an environment they are suited. Snakes are unlike dogs whose genetics is somewhat like human, its loyalty to the owner could never be measured and unconditional.

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3 years ago

That is exactly what I mean. Dogs and cats are domestic and act differently. But a snake is in the open.

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3 years ago

Snake is an animal which do not make friend easily it requires some experience ..

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3 years ago

All wild animals need their natural environment to develop without harming humans.

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3 years ago

oh so scary story but also have a lessons. But for me any pet but not snake­čść

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3 years ago

So instincts will still take over at some point in their life :"" that's a sad reality but i guess it's how nature works

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3 years ago