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  1. WharGarbl says

    I like how the snake just went “thunk” after opening the door.
    And then it’s just like “Okay, I’m out, now what?”

  2. René says

    Sneeky has done pretty well crawling on its belly. Did it say “Hey, it’s me!”?

  3. Louis says

    I love snakes. I LOVE this snake.

    Impressive too, my experience of boids/pythons is that they are serious NOT SMART.

    Louis

  4. karley jojohnston says

    To the snake-a-phobes– I wouldn’t worry until they learn how to cut the power.

  5. carlie says

    From the comments written on the video:

    Yes, she CAN open round knobs, too.

    FUCK.

    Maybe she was taught, and they are too dumb to figure it out for themselves.

    She learned how to open doors years ago of her own accord, and continued to do so

    FUCK.

    Julius was humanely euthanized in early 2012. She had been battling a systemic infection for over a year. We’re not sure what caused it, even the exotics vet was stumped.

    Oh, that’s sad, though. :(

  6. Sili says

    Ouch. What a plonk.

    I found my new kitten in the hall today. I’d forgotten to lock the front door and he managed to hang on to the handle for long enough despite the door being half stuck.

  7. says

    Irrational though it may be, snakes are the one that that I absolutely cannot stand. I have a deep seated terror of them. But not the constrictors oddly enough. Stupid, I know, but there you have it.

    I love albino snakes, they’re so pretty.

  8. David Marjanović says

    Part one of the serpent masterplan to secretly board aircraft.

    Where should I put your new Internet, sir?

  9. embraceyourinnercrone says

    @karley jojohnston

    Umm, I hesitate to mention it, but they already have figured out how to turn the lights out:

    Guam electrical problems caused by Brown Tree Snakes

    “Power outages caused by snakes have been a serious problem on Guam since 1978, and the incidence of snake-caused outages continues to cause significant problems. Records show that more than 1,600 snake-caused outages occurred from 1978-1997.”

    Of course it does require one member of the snake collective sacrificing themselves so hopefully that will discourage our new serpent overlords from taking over for a while….I hope

  10. Larry says

    Meh. When they master the TV remote control, that’s when I put my foot down.

  11. unclefrogy says

    I wonder how many animals if kept as pets would also start to exhibit color variation we seem to like.
    Dogs and cats of course, carp are amazing in their color variation, many birds and as here snakes other reptiles as well, Russian fox. They all have some lose of their natural coloration.
    uncle frogy

  12. carlie says

    I have a deep seated terror of them. But not the constrictors oddly enough. Stupid, I know, but there you have it.

    Maybe because they’re so ridonkulously big. Removes the “you never know when one is going to suddenly show up and get you” fear, and they look too big to be able to move as quickly as they do.

  13. Rip Steakface says

    I feel like I should comment somehow on how terrifying this is, but carlie summed up my thoughts already.

    And I love snakes.

  14. anteprepro says

    A snake that can open doors could be the perfect horror movie villain. Anaconda meets The Strangers . Like Michael Myers, except behind the mask, he’s a fucking snake! Ayyyyiiiii. How’s that for a twist, M. Night Shyamalan?

  15. says

    How’s that for a twist, M. Night Shyamalan?

    Not obvious enough. There might be a 5 year old child in the audience who can’t see through it halfway through the movie.

  16. Stacy says

    @Caine

    I’m impressed. I’m also reminded of the day I found my Siamese cat swinging from a doorknob in order to turn it and open the door

    Not long ago I heard Mungo crying in pain. I ran to the rescue, and found him trapped in a kitchen cabinet. He’d gotten in by hooking his paw around the edge of the door and pulling toward himself; he was trying to get out the same way. OUCH.

    When snakes team up with these kittehs we’ll all be in terrible trouble.

  17. Marie the Bookwyrm says

    I’ve been reading this blog too long. I honestly thought that was a tentacle. :D

  18. Thumper; Atheist mate says

    I was expecting a cat. When I saw the big yellow tube, I thought a cat had somehow manipulated a hoover to loop over the handle. I was impressed. Then the “hoover” started moving, and I realised it was a Burmese Python… well, we’re fucked, aren’t we? We’re just fucked.

  19. hillaryrettig says

    Karley 9 – nice Jurassic Park ref!

    nb – when a constrictor snake’s first name is Julius his/her surname is invariably “Squeezer”

  20. ourmandave says

    Are these legal as a pet?

    From the video description:

    This is why we keep doors locked with her around. We don’t need her harassing the neighbors.

    Harassing? Try “Oops, I think I left the door open.” to easy peasy, neighbor’s kid squeezy. =(

  21. David Marjanović says

    I wonder how many animals if kept as pets would also start to exhibit color variation we seem to like.
    Dogs and cats of course, carp are amazing in their color variation, many birds and as here snakes other reptiles as well, Russian fox. They all have some lose of their natural coloration.

    That’s natural variation becoming visible when you take natural selection away.

    When snakes team up

    They don’t. They’re complete sociopaths, AFAIK.

    Are these legal as a pet?

    From the video description:

    So? Did you think that was an argument? These things are reportedly legal to own in the US, too.

  22. andusay says

    Enough is enough! I have had it with the motherfucking snakes opening these motherfucking doors!

  23. Rich Woods says

    @David Marjanović #21:

    Where should I put your new Internet, sir?

    Oh, I don’t know. Feel free to send it by airmail.

  24. Moggie says

    David Marjanović:

    They don’t. They’re complete sociopaths, AFAIK.

    Maybe they’re just socially awkward. The guy ones, anyway.

    I was going to call fake on this video, until I watched the other one. Impressive.